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Liberia - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

It is believed that Liberia is the only country in West Africa that was once entirely covered with rain forests. More than 50% of the forest has disappeared over the years. Recent estimates show that the forest reduction rate is 1-2% per annum. Sites of special interest include Mount Nimba, Cestos-Senkwen River Shed, Lofa-Mano, and Sapo National Park, which are among the 14 centers of plant endemism within the upper Guinea hotspot... More »

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The various goals and related activities comprised in the NBSAP focus on issues, such as: protecting critical ecosystems; creating biodiversity awareness among sectors of the society; promoting international cooperation; committing to sustainable use to bring about socio-economic development; promoting equitable sharing of benefits; and contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)... 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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