Station d'Etudes des Gorilles et Chimpanzes, Lope NP
This exceptional field station has been hosting world-class research in Lope National Park since 1983 and many prominent scientists and conservationists have studied and worked there. Originally established to study the ecology of sympatric chimps and gorillas, SEGC grew into an internationally renowned research centre with a strong commitment to supporting park management, guiding conservation policy and training wildlife biologists. Through the legacy of several noteworthy researchers and long-term relationships with the the University of Stirling and the Wildlife Conservation Society, SEGC developed one of the most valuable long-term ecological databanks in the region, and its pioneering work underpins much conservation policy in Gabon and the region today. It was run by the Centre International de Récherches Médicales de Franceville from 1983 to 2013, and is now under ANPN management. Please use the contact details on this site to make enquiries.