Advancing U.S. leadership in international conservation through public and private partnerships and developing the next generation of Congressional conservation leaders
ExxonMobil is committed to achieving and maintaining excellence in environmental care throughout their operations. ExxonMobil’s aim is to continuously improve their performance with the goal of driving operational incidents with environmental impact to zero. ExxonMobil supports this commitment to operational excellence through ongoing planned investment in plant and equipment, training and process improvements.
ExxonMobil takes a proactive approach to avoid contamination of the environment. Whether unloading diesel from supply vessels, moving oil and chemicals from containers or transporting product via pipelines on and offshore, ExxonMobil strives to prevent spilling anything into the sea or on land.
Save the Tiger Fund
Conserving Bioko's Unique Biodiversity
As a leading energy producer in Equatorial Guinea, ExxonMobil has collaborated with Dr. Gail Hearn’s Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program (BBPP), an academic partnership between the National University of Equatorial Guinea and Drexel University since 2002. The program’s mandate is to protect Bioko’s unique biodiversity with sustainable projects in education, research and conservation that emphasize the economic value of wildlife and natural ecosystems.
“ExxonMobil’s long-term support for our research allowed us to generate the scientific understanding necessary for local policy makers to ultimately institute a law banning the hunting of endangered primates on the island. Now we are able to further engage and educate the local population about the value of conservation and biodiversity.”—Dr. Gail Hearn
ExxonMobil recently established the Moka Wildlife Center, a biological field station and environmental center strategically located on the eastern slopes of the Biao Volcano at the northern border of the largest protected area, the Gran Caldera and Southern Highlands Scientific Reserve. In addition to serving as a base for scientific research by both BBPP as well as visiting scientists, the wildlife center has an active community program, educating school children about the value of wildlife and ecosystem services and developing income-generating community projects.
The Moka Wildlife Center hosts over 1,000 eco-tourists from 45 different countries a year, to whom it offers a premier venue to experience Bioko Island’s exquisite wildlife, its conservation programs and an example of a sustainable, rural lifestyle. ExxonMobil is looking forward to further growth in Bioko’s eco-tourism sector, which along with their strong sustainable agriculture, represents great market success in which economic development and environmental stewardship go hand in hand.