Wednesday, September 04, 2002

NEW PARKS IN GABON PRESERVE HABITAT

Wilds of Africa's Gabon slated for vast park system
Wed Sep 4, 9:04 AM ET
Tim Friend USA TODAY

One of the last wild places on Earth, brimming with chimpanzees, lowland gorillas and forest elephants, will be preserved as a system of national parks by the government of Gabon in Central Africa, Gabonese officials announced Tuesday.

More than 10,000 square miles, about 10% of Gabon, is being designated for 13 national parks....