Ureca nature center

The Ureca Nature Center (UNC) provides a unique location for joining alternative livelihoods with wildlife conservation. Collaboratively managed by the people of the Ureca Village and BBPP, the UNC has been become the hub of activity in the village. In addition, the UNC has become essential for facilitating activities for BBPP’s research camps on the southern beaches. UNGE students and professors, INDEFOR-AP Ecoguards, professional experts, and research instructors/trainers frequently utilize the center.


The UNC serves as:

  • a welcome and information center for our Ecotourism program
  •  a retail store for the Bioko Artisans Collective
  • a café which sells drinks and local food items
  • a gathering place for visitors and locals
  • a vigilance point for INDEFOR-AP Eco-guards

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).