progress? for Gabon

A weathered gorilla skull sits impaled before earth-moving machinery on a roadside through the Gabon wilderness. Road improvement projects benefit local communities but displace wildlife habitat. As progress continues, the National Parks will become even more valuable to the remaining populations of gorillas, elephants, crocodiles, hippopotamus, and the forest buffalo.

4 responses to “progress? for Gabon”

  1. Looks like you have a host of photos to tell some stories in a book. Your last 2 sets are such a mix of joy and sadness.

    1. Joy and sadness seem to sum up the range of emotions. I experienced both emotions every day while photographing the road study last year. Photographing the wildlife in the new road corridor was like photographing animals destined for sacrifice.

  2. It’s a pity the local NGOs do not come out against such developments.

    1. no money, no voice…

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