Bettering People’s Lives means respecting biodiversity, which is especially meaningful on Equatorial Guinea’s Bioko Island. Bioko is home to an ecosystem populated with rare primates and monkey species, untouched rainforest, endangered sea turtles, and a volcanic crater.
We help fund the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program, which aims to protect these rare species. We extended our dedication to Bioko by starting the Equatorial Guinea GrEEN Program, which brings together local children ages 8-13 for a day of environmental education activities at the Moka Wildlife Center on Bioko Island.
During our third annual event in 2016, children visited five scientific learning stations that featured hands-on activities to help children understand the importance and uniqueness of local amphibians, birds, butterflies, turtles and primates.
In the afternoon, the children went on a hike to learn about flora, fauna and forest conservation. Each child received a Spanish copy of Chatter in the Caldera, by Heidi Rader, about the monkeys of Bioko Island. With help from Noble Energy, 1,000 copies of the book were printed specifically for the schools and children of Bioko Island.
See our Sustainability Report to learn more about how we are bettering people’s lives in West Africa.