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In the Fight against Wildlife Crime, ECOWAS Member States adopt the “Abuja Declaration on Conservation Priorities for the 18th Meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties 2019”

Apr 08, 2019
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Abuja, Nigeria, 29 March 2019 – In the face of continued levels of illegal wildlife trade, which is destroying the natural and cultural heritage of their region and undermines sovereign efforts to manage their own resources, West African nations, under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met to define a…

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Coastal Resilience Project Launches in Fresco – Cote D’ivoire, to Protect Ecosystems and Improve Lives of Thousands

Feb 21, 2019
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Fresco – Cote d’Ivoire, February 13 – A new Initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is being launched in Fresco, southern Côte d’Ivoire, on Wednesday, February 13, to promote the wellbeing of households living in an area that is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and an urgent need…

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Liberia-Guinea to sign Framework on Trans-boundary Forest Conservation

Feb 08, 2019
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Voinjama, Liberia- The governments of Liberia and Guinea are to shortly signed a bilateral framework agreement on the conservation and sustainable management of the Ziama-Wonegizi-Wologizi Transboundary Forest Landscape in Liberia’s northwestern Lofa County. The decision follows a two-day validation meeting of two key instruments, which brought together 71 representatives from the both countries in Liberia Northwestern…

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Senate Vote to Establish Grebo-Krahn National Park –

Aug 16, 2017
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The House of Senate of the Liberian Legislature has passed a law establishing the Grebo-Krahn National Park. This move makes the Grebo-Khran forest a legally protected and established national park to enhance conservation efforts in the region. Read more here.

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Climate Change and our Changing Oceans: The case of Sargassum Seaweed influx in West Africa and Caribbean Coasts

Jun 01, 2016
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Since 2011 there has been an explosion in the quantity of Sargassum Seaweed reaching the shores of countries in the Caribbean and West Africa inflicting severe socio-economic impacts, particularly to the tourism sector and coastal fisheries. Pelagic Sargassum is free-floating brown seaweed that blossoms naturally in the warm waters of the Sargasso Sea of the…