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Liberia - Overview

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Please note that this country profile has been prepared by the Secretariat on the basis of information provided in the NBSAP and national reports, but has not been reviewed by the Party concerned.


Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

In spite of its small size, Liberia has an extensive and unique biodiversity, originating from its once completely forested lands. Liberia is situated in the fragmented bank of forest known as the Upper Guinean Ecosystem which is one of the two most significant forest blocks in Africa (the other being the Congolese Forest)... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The main threats to biodiversity comprise illegal and quasi-illegal logging, shifting cultivation, mining, expansion of agro-industrial crop production and alien invasive species... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Liberia’s NBSAP, completed in 2003, contained six goals to: take appropriate measures to protect critical ecosystems against harmful effects or destructive practices; create biodiversity awareness among sectors of society; commit Liberians to the sustainable use of biodiversity; promote rational use of biodiversity; promote access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their use; and contribute to the fulfillment of the MDGs in biodiversity conservation... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The goal of the Gbedin Swamp Rice project, begun in the mid-1960s, was to provide local farmers with new alternatives for growing rice to increase yield, as well as to discourage shifting cultivation... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The Government of Liberia has embarked on a medium-term economic growth and development strategy entitled “The Agenda for Transformation” to guide development activities over the next five years (2012–2017)... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The National Report is used as a monitoring and evaluation component of the national blueprint for the implementation of the Convention on Biological... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Jonathan W. Davies
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. James Z. Aquoi
Resource Mobilization FP
Mr. J. S. Datuama Cammue
CHM NFP
Patrick Kiadii
GSPC NFP
Mr. Armandu K. Daniels
GTI NFP
Mr. Nathaniel T. Blama
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Johansen T. Voker
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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