Protecting West Africa’s Wildlife Through Biomonitoring

Protecting West Africa’s Wildlife Through Biomonitoring
October 21, 2020 2:48 pm Blog

West Africa is widely known for its diversity of wildlife, including many threatened and endangered species. Our video features footage of animals in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Côte d’Ivoire that WA BiCC and conservationists in the region have fought to better protect.

Gained through biomonitoring efforts led by WA BiCC grantees, the video shows animals in their natural habitats both day and night, including the forest elephant, leopard, zebra duiker, giant pangolin, and chimpanzee. These biomonitoring efforts will prove critical to helping those in the conservation space have a better understanding of the diversity and behavior of wildlife in West Africa, including those most threatened by human activities such as wildlife trafficking, hunting, poaching, and mining.

Special thanks to our partners Fauna & Flora International, Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Society for the Conservation of Nature, Liberia, and the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone for being a part of this important biomonitoring work and capturing such amazing footage!

Check out the video and let us know which clip was your favorite!



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