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

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

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Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Guidelines

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.

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

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.

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Sasraku: The Secret Within

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.

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Sasraku: Le secret bien caché

Sasraku propose un aperçu de la façon dont la perte de la forêt affecte tout ce qui vit à l’intérieur et aux alentours de la forêt. La bande dessinée montre également que nous avons un rôle à jouer dans la lutte contre les activités humaines illégales, depuis le responsable du gouvernement jusqu’à toi, le membre communautaire responsable.

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

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.

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

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.

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