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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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Sierra Leone’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan: A Briefing Note on Processes and Prospects for West Africa

Feb 07, 2020
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To advance a practice-based policy for coastal Sierra Leone, WA BiCC, in close collaboration with the National Protected Area Authority (NPAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other relevant stakeholders, prepared a Climate Change Adaptation Plan (CCAP). The aim of the CCAP is to showcase how scientifically determined interventions complemented by local knowledge and practice contribute to making coastal ecosystems and communities across the Sierra Leone Coastal Landscape Complex (SLCLC) more resilient to stresses and shocks from climate change impacts and effects.

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Calabar Protocol: Sustainable Mangrove Management

Jan 10, 2020
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For over 6 years, the Abidjan Convention has been accelerating the process of developing regional cooperation instruments. These cooperation agreements include the additional protocols to the Abidjan Convention on sustainable mangrove management.

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Pointe-Noire Protocol: Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Jan 10, 2020
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Integrated Coastal Zone Management is a dynamic process of sustainable management and use of coastal areas that takes into consideration the fragility of the coastal ecosystems and landscapes, how they interact, how they are used, and how they impact activities on land and at sea.

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Graduates’ Theses Topics and Documents of the WA BiCC-Sponsored CITES Master’s Program

Dec 03, 2019
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Between 2016 and 2019, WA BiCC has sponsored 26 Wildlife Professionals to undertake a Master’s Program in ‘Management and Conservation of Species in Trade: The International Framework’ to build the capacity of these professionals and the respective institution to effectively combat wildlife trafficking in West Africa.

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A New Coastal Chiefdom Network Formed to Manage Coastal Sierra Leone’s Natural Resources

Nov 28, 2019
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The primary goal of the network is to serve as a link between policy and practice by ensuring increased involvement of local communities in planning and implementation that directly affects and sustains their livelihoods, with the support from the Ministry of Local Government

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Protected Animals of Liberia

Nov 26, 2019
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From the python to the Western Chimpanzee, learn about the animals protected by law in Liberia

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Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Togo

Nov 25, 2019
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Togo faces staffing, financial, and equipment capacity constraints in its response to wildlife crime but has recently taken steps to strengthen its legislative framework through a new CITES order.

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Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Sierra Leone

Nov 25, 2019
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Sierra Leone currently lacks the necessary legislative framework to fully implement the requirements of CITES and is also hampered by low levels of capacity within government enforcement agencies responsible for combatting wildlife crime.

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Combating Wildlife Trafficking in Nigeria

Nov 25, 2019
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Nigeria is a regional hotspot for wildlife trafficking and other transnational crime. Although it has a strong legal framework to protect its rich wildlife heritage, enforcement is weak due to low capacity and the lack of a high-level strategic response.

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