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Other Highlights from Sette Cama On Thursday we surveyed mangrove channels where manatees are often seen, and in a quiet cove we found a lone manatee calf. There was no adult anywhere in the area but the brief glimpse we got of the calf told...Read More

What Happened at Lac Sounga?A WWF boat was waiting for us at Sette Cama and DeDe and I set out first thing Tuesday morning. First we went next door to Sette Cama Safaris, where I stayed when I was here last year. Alain, the manager...Read More

Off to Sette CamaIt literally took all day last Monday to buy gas and food, pick up the boat motor and pack car with all the supplies for Sette Cama. Since I’m getting used to this pace by now, I don’t worry about rushing, and...Read More

Return to N'dogo

Tomorrow I finally head back out into the field! It's been a good but long 3 weeks of logistics planning and I'm ready to get outside. On Friday afternoon I arrived in Gamba, a town located at the southern edge of N'dogo Lagoon....Read More

Mayumba EcomuséeHere in Gabon my friend Aimee, who has been doing fantastic outreach work for Mayumba National Park for several years, has been given a very generous donation to build the country's first ecomuseum. It will sit near the top of a hill overlooking the...Read More

What a Fantastic Day!I usually keep this webpage fully focused on manatee conservation and related topics, but on this historic day I have to make an exception. It was incredible to wake up here in Libreville, Gabon this morning to find out Obama had WON!...Read More

...And Re-PlanningSometimes logistics are difficult here. I can spend weeks setting up plans for fieldwork- which includes flights, boats and other transport to a location, alot of gear that also has to get transported, lodging, food, planning camping for survey trips, buying hundreds of liters...Read More

PlanningI've now been working at the WCS office in Libreville, Gabon for the past 2 weeks, finishing reports and setting up logistics for fieldwork at Fernan Vaz and N'dogo Lagoons south of here. On Saturday I went up to Cap Esterias, a small fishing community...Read More

USFWS Wildlife Without Borders grant received! I'm overdue to acknowledge this fantastic grant, which I received last month. This is the first time Wildlife Without Borders has requested applications for their new Africa regional program and I'm very excited that my work in Gabon was...Read More

A few wildlife shots from Ghana (sorry, no manatees)Although I didn’t see a manatee myself while I was in Ghana, my priority was working with the participants to ensure they have the skills they need when they return to their countries. We often split the...Read More


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