Located in Gabon, Africa, the Ogooue River basin is home to approximately 325 species of fish. Over time, its population has depleted due to overharvesting and illegal hunting—practices that jeopardize the future availability of freshwater fish. Similarly, forestry operations and road construction pollutes the water, impacting both the river's ecosystem and the people who depend on it for survival. The Great Rivers Partnership (GRP) plans to implement a formal management system for the Ogooue, responsible for enforcing fishery laws and constructing port facilities. Through sustainable development, GRP hopes the river will continue to provide services such as hydropower, fishing and clean drinking water to the people and businesses that depend on it.
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