On the beaches of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial who? Guinea where?
Most people don’t have any clue where Equatorial Guinea (EG for short) is, let alone anything about the culture; that’s precisely why it is so important to spotlight fundraising efforts here and enable willing donors to get funding and supplies to this more or less forgotten area of the world.
Equatorial Guinea, located on the coast of Central-West Africa, is like many other African countries in that it has a colonial past. Uniquely, it is Spain’s only former colony, making it the only predominantly Spanish-speaking country on the continent. The discovery of oil in the Gulf of Guinea during the 1990’s has infused the economy with money and created new job markets for the Equatoguinean people.
Equatorial Guinea is home to a hot-spot of biodiversity: Bioko Island. Bioko is a beautiful volcanic island in the crook of Africa which seven different monkey species call home. In 2007, the National Geographic did a fantastic story on the island’s biodiversity.
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Country Director: Mark Andrews
Equatorial Guinea – Wikipedia,
Equatorial Guinea – United States CIA Fact sheet,
Equatorial Guinea – Official Country Website
Information about the biodiversity:
Equatorial Guinea – Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program,
Equatorial Guinea – National Geographic Article.
Information on the people:
Wikipedia – Fang Peoples,
Wikipedia – Bubi Peoples,
The Bubis on Fernando Po