The Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program (BBPP) is a research partnership between Drexel University in Philadelphia and the Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial (UNGE) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. BBPP's mission is the conservation of Bioko Island's biodiversity, especially its critically endangered primates and nesting marine turtles, through the development of economically self-sustaining programs that demonstrate the value of conserving Equatorial Guinea's unique wildlife and wild spaces. Thanks for visiting, see what we're about!

Conserving Bioko's wildlife through research, education, and outreach . . .




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volunteer positions open

The Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program (BBPP) is seeking volunteers to assist with data collection on primate ecology, nesting sea turtle ecology, conservation activities, ecotourism, and threats to local wildlife at our two research/conservation camps on the southern beaches of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. BBPP will engage field assistants for a period of approximately 5 months during the upcoming dry season, beginning in November and lasting through the middle of March. For more information, visit:


GENTE: Guinea Ecuatorial - Naturaleza, Turismo y Educación

Conectando a la gente con la naturaleza para un futuro mejor en Guinea Ecuatorial

The Guinea Ecuatorial - Naturaleza, Turismo y Educación (GENTE) Consortium is led by Drexel University. Its mission is to provide interconnected educational and biodiversity conservation solutions to benefit the people of Equatorial Guinea (EG) by increasing national human capacity and protecting national biodiversity. These interconnected solutions will also provide a foundation for a tourism and hospitality industry that will help to diversify the country’s petroleum-based economy. For more information, visit:



All photos are credited to National Geographic Photographers Tim Laman, Ian Nichols, Joel Sartore, and Christian Ziegler, as well as numerous members of BBPP (staff, students, and volunteers).