Odzala-Kokoua National Park is a parade for nature lovers and nestled in the heart of the second largest tropical rainforest in the world. The park is game to over 22000 western lowland gorillas, elephants and almost 450 species of bird. The floral diversity beneath the canopy off the rainforest is astounding and is made up of some the rarest species of plant in the world. Ivory and bushmeat poaching however still continues to be threat and African Parks are working hard to protect this 13500 kmsq landscape. African Parks has trained over 100 eco-guards to protect the park and the monitor the salt licks where the animals congregate.
The long term sustainability of the park is dependent on working closely with local communities to curb poaching, introducing mobile health clinics and implementing gorilla habituation programmes. This in turn will increase tourism to the area.