In the Congo’s central Gabon Langoue Forest, giant elephants and gorillas are abundant. Unfortunately, the jungle is slated to be logged at the beginning of 2002. A community conservation effort, “Save the Congo” is underway to raise the 3.6 million needed to purchase logging rights to the forest and create a national park. To learn more about efforts to Save the Congo, visit and read about the trek made by Dr. J. Michael Fay, National Geographic’s explorer in residence.