News Sierra Leone

The reserve is home to the White-necked Rockfowl (Vulnerable to extinction) © Francesco Veronesi

Kambui Hills Forest: the reserve run by a whole...

Fri, 24/08/2018
How do we foster a society where humans live in harmony with rainforests? By making sure everyone has a say in how their forest is managed and protected. In Sierra Leone, the Jensen Project is enabling local people to do just that.
Janneh, Salia and Augustine from the Gola Cocoa Team carry a basket of fermented beans ready to be laid out to dry © R Anstead / Twin

Eat chocolate, save a rainforest - the Gola Cocoa...

Wed, 23/05/2018
Sounds too good to be true? A project is stopping deforestation and community exploitation in Sierra Leone through the power of cocoa.
A Zona do Oeste inclui uma área significativa de floresta © Jude Fuhnwi

Deslizamento de terras na Serra Leoa — a...

Thu, 16/11/2017

A Zona Oriental do Parque Nacional da Serra Leoa é uma reserva florestal, que contém ai

The Western Area still holds a significant forest cover © Jude Fuhnwi

Did Sierra Leone's mudslide uncover a...

Thu, 16/11/2017
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.
La zone ouest possède toujours un couvert forestier important © Jude Fuhnwi

Le glissement de terrain en Sierra Léone a-t-il...

Thu, 16/11/2017
Le glissement de terrain en Sierra Léone a-t-il révélé une promesse de conservation oubliée?
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.

Ringed Marsh Harrier from Netherlands triggers...

Thu, 03/07/2014

On 7th February 2014, a farmer called Sullay Kanu who lives in Komrabai mabe

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

Dr Hazell Shokellu Thompson is Acting CEO of BirdLife International

BirdLife International announces Dr Hazell...

Wed, 12/02/2014
Dr Hazell Shokellu Thompson is Acting CEO of BirdLife International after the recent resignation of Dr Marco Lambertini, who is joining WWF International as their Director General.
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.
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Conservation of marines IBAs in West Africa

Fri, 19/04/2013
A seabird conservation project (Alcyon) that will support identification of critical sites and resources for seabirds initiated.

Nature Clubs rejuvenated in Sierra Leone

Tue, 06/11/2012
7 new Nature Clubs and 10 old Clubs rejuvenated in Sierra Leone by the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) through the support of the Wildlife Clubs of Africa project.

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.