Arboretum Raponda Walker (Foret de Mondah)

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Die letzten Tage unserer Gabun-Reise verbrachten wir in Libreville. Wir hatten uns allerdings noch einen Ausflug vorgenommen, nämlich in den Foret de Mondah, ein Waldgebiet am nördlichen Ende der Halbinsel, auf der auch Libreville liegt. Jenseits dieser Halbinsel beginnt bereits Äquatorialguinea. Teile des Mondah-Waldes waren in der Vergangenheit gerodet und landwirtschaftlich genutzt worden, bevor das Gebiet unter Schutz gestellt und wieder aufgeforstet worden war. Weiterlesen

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Toro Botanical Gardens

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On the outskirts of Fort Portal, Toro Botanical Gardens occupies 50 ha as demonstration gardens where various plants are conserved, like medicinal plants, spices, fruits, herbs, shrubs and trees, among them also hardwood species. Main goal of this project founded in 2001 is to raise awareness for the vegetation of the Albertine Rift Valley. In addition, this is the perfect place for bird nerds with a broad variety of forest and woodland species. Weiterlesen

Im Land der Baobabs – In Baobab country

Das Wahrzeichen Madagaskars - Madagascar´s most enigmatic landmark

Das Wahrzeichen Madagaskars – Madagascar´s most enigmatic landmark

There are many landmarks in Madagascar: lemurs in general, especially the ring-tailed lemur as well as the mysterious Aye-Aye, chameleons – from one of the biggest to the smallest one on earth, vanilla, pepper and „L’arbre du voyageur“, traveller´s tree, which looks similar to palm trees, belongs to the bird-of-paradise family and is even printed on the country´s visa. But in the end the most emblematic one is the Baobab tree, of which there are six endemic species on Madagascar: Adansonia grandidieri, Adansonia suarezensis, Adansonia madagascariensis, Adansonia perrieri, Adansonia rubrostipa and Adansonia za. Beyond those there are also some specimens of Adansonia digitata, which is originally growing on mainland Africa and has been “imported”. 2012 another species called Adansonia kilima has been discovered in Africa, and there is Adansonia gregorii in Australia. Weiterlesen