L’Organisation Ecotouristique du Lac Oguemoué (OELO) is a biodiversity conservation NGO, based in the Gabon lakes region. Its mission is to protect the biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Ramsar Bas Ogooué site for future generations.
Who are we?
Our goals are to foster awareness of environmental protection in local communities, help inhabitants generate income through the sustainable use of resources, and inspire the next generation to become environment protectors.
We have five main programs:
- Environmental education in local primary and secondary schools,
- Sensitization of the community to eliminate the illegal bushmeat trade,
- Facilitate research on biodiversity,
- Improving the sustainability of fisheries
- Promote ecotourism as a means of generating income through the sustainable use of resources.
We manage an ecotourism site on Lake Oguemoué called Tsam Tsam.