News Liberia

White-necked Picathartes

Threatened African rainforest teeming with unique...

Fri, 23/09/2016
A newly-declared national park in Liberia forms a ‘Transboundary Peace Park’ with neighbouring Sierra Leone that protects a biodiversity hotspot that is home to everything from elephants to eagle-owls.

This is why the Gola Rainforest is a true ‘Forest...

Wed, 09/03/2016
For the first time in West Africa, carbon credits are being used to protect wildlife and habitats.

West African Ambassadors endorse BirdLife’s...

Thu, 17/12/2015
On understanding the vital roles vultures play in ecosystems, West African Ambassadors quickly reversed any personal attitudes of distaste towards vultures and expressed full support to BirdLife's campaign.

Liberia takes another leap forward in...

Tue, 09/12/2014
The biodiversity of Liberian forests is rich with endemic and endangered species, creating a very high level of conservation concern. The National Wildlife Conservation and Protected Areas Management Act has been finally endorsed by Liberia’s Lower House of Representatives and is now waiting for ratification by the Senate.

Liberian government prosecutes elephant ivory...

Wed, 30/07/2014
Post war Liberia has seen the Country expanding from solely subsistence bush meat hunting and use of animal parts for totem and traditional purposes, to additional local-global commercialization driven hunting due to the global market demand for wildlife products.

Are we finally almost there? The Gola Forest...

Thu, 10/04/2014

The Liberian Government has been undertaking some admirable steps as part of efforts to

Beneficiaries: ARTP livelihood program, Kumba District Gbarpolu County, Liberia

Micro-loan schemes: Improving livelihoods and...

Fri, 13/09/2013
The BirdLife Across the River – a Transboundary Peace Park for Sierra Leone and Liberia project (ARTP) funded by the European Commission is being implemented in the Gola forest: an area of pristine forest on the border between Liberia and Sierra Leone, within the so called West Africa Upper Guinea Forest Eco-region.
Gola Forest and the Mano River, the border between Sierra Leone and Liberia (Image: D Zeller/RSPB)

Sierra Leone’s President tells BirdLife World...

Fri, 28/06/2013
The President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, has pledged to continue to work with the BirdLife Partnership to protect the Gola Forest in perpetuity, to conserve its biodiversity and ecosystem services and the livelihoods of its people, and as an important contribution to the fight against global climate change...

The President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency...

Sat, 22/06/2013
Transcript of a video message by the President of Sierra Leone where he pledges to continue to work with the BirdLife Partnership to protect the Gola Forest.

BirdLife International Across the River Project...

Mon, 29/10/2012
The Across the River project presents an over view of the biodiversity research done in the past three years in the Gola National Forest in Liberia and the Gola Rainforest National Park in Sierra Leone.
“We are one people, separated only by political boundaries.” Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 2011

BirdLife’s History in Objects, #9: The Leaf

Wed, 20/06/2012
In the Greater Gola Forest of West Africa, the sounds of gunshots were commonplace in the 1990s. This is the story of how, two decades later, two countries with common wildlife, common tribal makeups and common challenges became united by a Transboundary Peace Park.