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Gabon | Poor working conditions threaten NPs, park rangers say

Poor working conditions of park guards are putting endangered African forest elephants and carbon-rich rainforest at risk, a union leader has warned.

The west African nation of Gabon is 88% tree-covered and accounts for nearly a fifth of the Congo Basin forest, the world’s second largest rainforest and a major carbon sink. It has preserved much of its primary forest and boasts lower deforestation rates than its neighbours.

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