Kongou Falls – Kongou Falls, located in the heart of Gabon's Ivindo National Park, are some of the most impressive cataracts in the African continent.
Activist Marc Ona Essangui – Marc Ona Essangui is a Gabonese activist and internationally-recognized environmentalist. In 2009, he won the 2009 Goldman Prize, a coveted award that honors grassroots environmental heroes from across the globe.
Kongou Falls – Ona has campaigned tirelessly for the protection of the Congo Basin rainforest, the world's second largest rainforest after the Amazon.
Activist Marc Ona Essangui – Ona has faced great personal risk because of his activism. He has been imprisoned, evicted from his home and refused an exit visa more than once.
Activist Marc Ona Essangui – Childhood polio left Ona confined to a wheelchair since the age of six. Here, he is pictured at his house with his children.
Gabon's vast rainforests – About 80 per cent of Gabon is covered by forests, sheltering a rich variery of wildlife. The west African country recently branded itself "Green Gabon" as part of plans to create the so-called "green oil" that the country's ecosystem provides.
Gabon's vast rainforests – Gabon is one of the few countries in the world where the rainforest meets the coastline.