Protecting elephants in our areas of operation, Gabon
Shell Gabon is taking action to protect forest elephants in partnership which includes the Smithsonian Institution and Gabonese government agencies. The company operates along the borders of two national parks in the protected areas of Gamba known as the industrial corridor. In this buffer zone, biodiversity is some of the richest among Central Africa’s tropical forest plains, according to studies by the Smithsonian Institution. It also provides a natural habitat for numerous elephant populations.
Shell Gabon invests, and supports programmes, to preserve biodiversity and protect the elephants. It also runs education and information sessions to teach staff how to behave safely in their presence.
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At the Majnoon project in Iraq, we have worked with environmental partners Wetlands International and IUCN on development plans to avoid or minimise our impact on the Hawizeh Marshes, a wetland of international importance as recognised by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and to identify opportunities to make a positive contribution to the marshland’s biodiversity and the services it provides to local communities. We have commissioned a biodiversity action plan as part of our preparatory work.
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