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Research papers

Literature Review in Preparation of the Co-Management Plan for the Sherbro River Estuary

May 18, 2020
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The most important feature of the vegetation of the Sherbro River Estuary is its mangrove vegetation endowment. The estuary holds the largest area of pristine mangrove forests in the country and accounts for about 54% of the country’s mangrove resources. Compared to other major marine ecosystems, it also accounts for the largest mangrove cover per unit area of the estuarine ecology in the country

Guideline

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Guidelines

May 12, 2020
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WA BiCC ensures that its results contribute to the three USAID gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) outcomes: 1) Reduce gender disparities in access to, control over and benefit from resources, wealth, opportunities and services—economic, social, political, and cultural; 2) Reduce gender-based violence and mitigate its harmful effects on individuals and communities; and 3) Increase capability of women and girls to realize their rights, determine their life outcomes, and influence decision making in households, communities, and societies.

A stuffed crocodile for sale.
Reports

Understanding Threats to West African Biodiversity and Linkages to Wildlife Trafficking: Nigeria Field Assessment Report

Apr 30, 2020
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Nigeria is characterized by a very rich biodiversity, ranging from the river systems of the Niger Delta to the mountains that border Cameroon. In total, there are 274 mammals, 941 birds, 109 amphibians, 135 reptiles and 5209 species of flowering plants. Nigeria has 91 endemic flora species belonging to 44 families.

A Western chimpanzee.
Reports

Understanding Threats to West African Biodiversity and Linkages to Wildlife Trafficking: Guinea Field Assessment Report

Apr 30, 2020
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Guinea is home to approximately 3,273 species of animals and 3,076 species of plants. The country’s forests are considered among the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots.

Display of crocodile skin and other wildlife parts at a market in Burkina Faso.
Reports

Understanding Threats to West African Biodiversity and Linkages to Wildlife Trafficking: Burkina Faso Field Assessment Report

Apr 30, 2020
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Burkina Faso is characterized by its large array of biodiversity, including 128 species of mammals, 520 species of birds, 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, 118 species of fish, 1,515 species of insects, and 1,407 species of flora

Comic Strip

Sasraku: The Secret Within

Mar 03, 2020
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Sasraku shows a glimpse of how forest loss affects all living things living in and around the forest. The comic book also shows how we all have a role to play in fighting illegal human activities in the forest, from the government official down to you, the responsible community member.

Reports

Understanding Threats to West African Biodiversity and Linkages to Wildlife Trafficking: Ghana Field Assessment Report

Mar 02, 2020


Ghana is characterized by rich biodiversity. The country has a total of 3,600 species of flora, with 221 species of amphibians and reptiles, 728 species of birds and 225 mammalian species

Reports

Understanding Threats to West African Biodiversity and Linkages to Wildlife Trafficking: Sierra Leone Field Assessment Report

Mar 02, 2020


According to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Sierra Leone has around 15,000 species of plants, 170 species of mammals, and 274 species of birds. The country’s fish stock is one of the most diverse for coastal West Africa, with around 213 species of pelagic and demersal fish stocks identified thus far. A full biodiversity profile will be made available in the report devoted to the analysis of key biodiversity threats.

Reports

Understanding Threats to West African Biodiversity and Linkages to Wildlife Trafficking: Liberia Field Assessment Report

Mar 02, 2020


The main threats to Liberia’s biodiversity comprise illegal and quasi-illegal logging, shifting cultivation, mining, expansion of agro-industrial crop production and alien invasive species. Coastal ecosystems are threatened by the overexploitation of marine species (e.g. fish and sea turtles), beach sand mining, beach erosion and mangrove loss. Other pressures on Liberia’s biodiversity are linked to: lack of alternative financing; lack of capacity; weak enforcement of existing laws, with policies and legislation being far removed from the realities they are trying to influence; a low level of community awareness of policies and legislation; the absence of a law enforcement division; a lack of a holistic approach to environment/natural resource management; barriers to alternative livelihoods; and insecure land and resource tenure.

A pangolin using its tongue to probe for food.
Fact Sheets

Pangolin Fact Sheet

Feb 12, 2020
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When people think of Africa, its diverse wildlife often comes to mind, as it boasts more animals than any other place on earth. However, illegal hunting, poaching and trafficking are rapidly depleting wildlife species across the continent. The pangolin stands as one of Africa’s most threatened species as a result of these threats. There is urgent need for action to save this iconic creature.

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