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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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Guinea and Liberia Forge Historic Partnership for the Conservation of the Ziama-Wonegizi-Wologizi Forest Landscape

Dec 03, 2019
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The Ziama-Wonegizi-Wologizi (ZWW) forest complex, shared by Guinea and Liberia, is home to more than 25% of Africa’s mammals. Nearly 90% of its native vegetation has been lost, however, because of unsustainable human activities. To sustainably manage this globally unique refuge of plant and animal biodiversity and essential ecosystem services such as water, the governments…

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Community Forestry Brings Opportunity to Disadvantaged Farmers, Increases Income

Mar 19, 2019
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In rural Sierra Leone, 60-year-old Vandi Sama sits on a stool and patiently weaves together the skin-like bark of a rattan stem. Although he has already harvested the poles, steamed them to shape a chair frame and separated the plants’ various parts based on how they can be used, it might be another whole day…

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ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH?

Feb 12, 2019
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Community Youth Join the Ranks to Protect the Wonegizi Forest A major factor and critical step in successful conservation is getting people to understand and appreciate the value of biodiversity in all of its aspects. Biodiversity is a scientific concept that has many similarities to traditional conservation and respect for the living world. Therefore, another…

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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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Strengthening Collaborative Management of the Ziama-Wonegizi- Wologizi Transboundary Forest Landscape

Jan 21, 2019
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Get intimate with the Ziama-Wonegizi-Wologizi Transboundary Forest Landscape and learn more about our ongoing interventions to conserve this forest heritage.

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WILD CHIMPANZEE FOUNDATION–ANNUAL REPORT OCTOBER 2017–SEPTEMBER 2018

Jan 17, 2019
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Our grant to improve Multi-Stakeholder Management of the Tai-Grebo-KrahnSapo (TGKS) Transboundary Forest Landscape between Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire being implemented by Wild Chimpanzee Foundation is making steady progress. Here is an update on this progress from October 2017 to September 2018.

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SAPO Stakeholders Conference Resolution

Jan 17, 2019
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A win for conservation. Read this resolution from stakeholders of the Sapo National Park as they agree to collaborate to conserve the forest.

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Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia Form New Law Enforcement Committee to Protect the Transboundary Tai-Grebo-Krahn-Sapo Forest

Dec 04, 2018
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Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia are making headway in their steadfast commitment to protecting the unparalleled biodiversity of the Tai-Grebo-Krahn-Sapo (TGS) Forest and related Protected Areas, which straddle the border between the two countries. A first for both countries, the Transboundary Law Enforcement Committee was established to support effective management of the forest landscape and is…

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Breaking Silos in the Mano River Union Transboundary Landscapes: Guinea, Liberia and Partners Come Together to Launch Conservation Initiative

Oct 22, 2018
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The “Conservation and Connection of Ziama-Wonegizi-Wologizi (ZWW) Forest Landscape between Guinea and Liberia” initiative was launched on October 19, 2018 in N’Zerekore, the capital of Guinea’s Forest Region. The objective of the initiative, financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) Program, is…