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Earth Day Ghana 2020 Video Contest

Mar 31, 2020
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Earth Day Ghana 2020 Video Contest Submissions Accepted April 4 to April 14! April 22nd will mark 50 years of Earth Day and this year’s theme is Climate Action. As Ghana and other nations seek to combat the threat of coronavirus, we must also be aware that climate change represents the biggest challenge to the…

A photo of women in Fornor Town Sokpo Clan in Porkpa District engaged in lowland rice farming.
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Sustainable Farming Method Brings New Hope for the Conservation of Gola Forest National Park

Feb 28, 2020
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By Mark Dahn   In Liberia, upland rice farming and shifting cultivation are practised by many rural farmers. The people of lower Sokpo Clan in Grand Cape Mount County near the Gola Forest National Park (GFNP) are known for practising this unsustainable farming method, which is a major threat to the park because the farmers…

A frog on a leaf.
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Fanged Frogs, Dwarf Crocodiles and Folding Tortoises? Welcome to West Africa

Jan 22, 2020
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By Fauna & Flora International Forget the peculiar creatures populating the pages of Alice in Wonderland. This is your chance to follow in the footsteps of the intrepid explorers who have just delved deep into a West African fantasy world filled with fanged frogs, lipstick-wearing snakes and folding tortoises. Last year, with support from the United…

A group of women walking through the forest.
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How a Community EcoGuard Program Helped One Woman Go from School Dropout to Breadwinner

Dec 10, 2019
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By Jacob Tweh, Wild Chimpanzee Foundation Many might have said that 16-year-old Linda Nyanway’s future looked bleak as she took her now-husband’s hand in marriage. Linda’s parents divorced when she was just three, leaving her to spend most of her childhood with her grandmother in River Gee County, Liberia. Her grandmother worked as a subsistence…

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Guardians of the Forest

Dec 09, 2019
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Felicia Kyne may not look like a superhero. She can’t fly and does not carry magical weapons. But the soft-spoken 23-year-old woman from a remote village in Liberia is on the frontlines of a global battle to preserve biodiversity. Read the full story here.

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Stuck in the Mud: WA BiCC Driver Makes Impassable Roads Passable

Dec 04, 2019


By Nouhou Ndam, Forestry and Landscape Specialist Touring forest-edge communities in West African countries is a unique adventure. The communities tend to be connected by muddy roads, with farmers using passenger cars and trucks to transport themselves and their goods. To travel across these amazing forest landscapes, you must be a graduate of the school…

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Mapping of the Sherbro River Estuary: A Step Toward Biodiversity Protection in Sierra Leone

Dec 04, 2019
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By Zebedee Njisuh, WA BiCC Landscape Manager The recent field mapping exercise of the Sherbro River Estuary (SRE) marked a fresh approach to field mapping in Sierra Leone; one that recognized community members as important stakeholders to environmental sustainability. The mapping activity is a collaborative effort among USAID’s West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA…

People planting trees in the field.
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Creating Environmentally Friendly Livelihoods in Forest-buffer Communities in the Kindia Region of Guinea

Dec 04, 2019
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By Nouhou Ndam, WA BiCC Forestry and Landscape Coordinator Guinea is known as the “Water Reservoir” of West Africa.” Many rivers, including the Niger, Senegal River and Gambia River, originate from Guinea and flow across over a dozen countries. Guinea is endowed with biodiversity that is unique in West Africa, especially in its dense and…

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Honey Money

Dec 01, 2019
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The tropical stillness is cut by the sound of a low-speed buzzsaw. Or so I think. On closer listen, this is the drone of thousands of buzzing bees. I instinctively tense up. My mind screams danger. To Jenkins Zarweah, the sound of bees is the sound of music. He smiles broadly as bees buzz benignly…

Four people in a boat collecting water hyacinth weeds.
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Introducing Fibers of Change

Nov 24, 2019
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This fall the Global Mamas team, in collaboration with USAID and the West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC), is embarking on an exciting new endeavor combining two goals that are an inherent part of our mission: creating sustainable livelihoods in communities with limited economic opportunity while at the same time acting as environmentally…