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Calls for Proposals in the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot Basic page 16 September 2016
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CEPF GFWA 4th Call for Proposals Basic page 23 July 2018
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Mount Nimba Nature reserve supports species like this pregnant toad, about to give birth to live young © Sandberger-Loua L, Müller H, Rödel M-O
Fighting rural poverty: community empowered to conserve Guinean mountain reserve News 29 May 2018
It’s an unfortunate fact: people living near Important Biodiversity Areas are often very poor and depend solely on the exploitation of natural resources for their livelihoods. Now, a project is working to buck this trend, empowering communities to improve their lot by using resources sustainably.
Nigeria's first women-driven mangrove restoration project is already succeeding © Enobong Bassey
Women are championing mangrove conservation in Nigeria News 5 March 2018
A women-led civil society group in Nigeria is empowering women and the whole community to protect Nigeria’s extremely productive but disappearing mangrove forests, which provide abundant services to the marine environment and people.
The Western Area still holds a significant forest cover © Jude Fuhnwi
Did Sierra Leone's mudslide uncover a forgotten conservation promise? News 16 November 2017
The Western Area National Park is a forest reserve in Sierra Leone that still holds one of the last strongholds of pristine forest in the country and represents a significant portion of the remaining forest cover in the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot.
Tommy Garnett
Message from the Team Leader - July 2017 Newsletter Basic page 18 July 2017
As we are about to enter year two of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s investment in the Guinean Forests of West Africa (GFWA) Biodiversity hotspot, BirdLife International be
The Cross River Gorilla is a rare and iconic species photo © WCS
Ray of hope for endangered Cross River Gorilla in West Africa Forest News 15 May 2017
Collaborative conservation efforts required to preserve biodiversity and save threatened species like the Cross River gorilla, one of Africa's most endangered apes.
Human activity in São Tomé and Príncipe is causing biodiversity loss © Mariana Cavalho
Biodiversity hit by depletion in West Africa hotspot News 21 April 2017
Intensified pressure on natural resources by human beings is having a damaging effect on biodiversity in the Guinean Forests of West Africa hotspot.
Section of an intact forest in the Guinean Forests © Mariana Cavalho
CEPF investment in West Africa shines spotlight on Liberia forests News 21 March 2017
Civil society organisations active in the field of natural resource management in Liberia now have a chance to save forests.
Participants of the donor roundtable © J. Fuhnwi
Improved collaboration to conserve forests, biodiversity in West Africa News 19 January 2017
During a biodiversity conservation donor roundtable on 12 -13 January 2017 in Accra, Ghana, conservation experts agreed to collaborate more closely to address key challenges facing grant making in the hotspot, by engaging more with local CSOs operating in the region.
Drill ©Bernard Dupont/flickr
BirdLife launches Regional Implementation Team for the Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot News 27 September 2016
On Thursday 22nd September, 2016, Birdlife International and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), formally launched the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Guinean Forests of West Africa Biodiversity Hotspot in Accra, Ghana.