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Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program

building with sign for nature center outside with tropical trees 

Bioko, a volcanic island just 20 miles off the coast of Equatorial Guinea, is among the most biodiverse places on Earth. With unbroken rainforest stretching from coastal beaches to soaring mountain peaks, the island has some of the highest annual rainfall totals and richest species diversity found in the world.  

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is connected to this island through the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program, a unique 25-year-long research collaboration with the National University of Equatorial Guinea. The program's mission is to advance the understanding, management and protection of Equatorial Guinea’s natural environment through scientific research, collaborative education and innovative conservation.  

Through this program, we work closely with local researchers and communities, as well as faculty and students in Drexel's Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, to enhance the protection of the many unique species, such as primates, birds and sea turtles, that call Bioko home. 

Learn more about the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program.