ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Gabon

Capital: Libreville
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Upper middle income
Key Statistics & Quick Links
Land area (km2): 257,670 (2007)
 
Population (people): 1,440,902 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 5.59 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 2.2% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 60 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 47 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $15,884.18 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 5.7% (2007)
Key Statistics & Quick Links: Coastal and Marine
Total area of Exclusive Economic Zone 0-200 nautical miles (km2): 193,408 (2014)
 
Marine protected area (% of Exclusive Economic Zone): 0.98% (2014)

 
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Marine Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Akanda 72320 72320 411 Not Reported
Loango 303874 303874 1509 Not Reported
Mayumba 301850 301850 965 Not Reported
Ouanga Plain 28840 28840 108 Not Reported
Petit Loango 28839 28839 472 Not Reported
Petit Loango 67932 67932 1483 Not Reported
Pongara 303879 303879 963 Not Reported
Sette-Cama 28845 28845 2390 Not Reported
Setté Cama 67933 67933 1920 Not Reported
Wonga-Wongué 666 666 4263 Not Reported
Wongha-Wonghé 67931 67931 3824 Not Reported
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Marine Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Gulf of Guinea Central 2.35 7.13 2.08 11.75 40.33
Gulf of Guinea South 6.97 2.78 4.15 60.76 40.72
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