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Our Africa Our Resources

A new initiative launched across Africa by African professionals known as Our Africa Our Resources (OAOR) to protect and conserve African natural resources from exploitation and unsustainable use. We are a group of middle-aged and young Africans networking across Africa for protection, conservation and management of African Natural resources.

OAOR have virtual presence and coordinators in Nigeria, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Cameroon,…


Added by Amos Smith on May 27, 2015 at 18:45 — No Comments

Importing Nepal's community Forestry Ideas to West Africa

Bringing Nepal’s community forestry Ideas to West Africa

A long journey it was indeed, from Liberia to Southeast Asia. And finally, I arrived at the Tribhuvan International Airport and headed strict to the Kathmandu Guest House. I was four days late for class.

The purpose of my visit, to form part of Future Generations Graduate School class 2014 term III residential to gain insight into the successes leading to Sustainable Community Based Natural Resource Management in…


Added by Amos Smith on June 12, 2014 at 17:36 — No Comments

March for Elephant in Liberia

Liberia on October 4, 2013 joined other countries worldwide to March for Elephant. The March was intended to raise awareness of the cause of Elephant and highlight the damage being done to the animal species as a result of poaching and other illegal activity that are resulting to the decline of the animal population.

The March in Robert Sport city in Grand Cape Mount witnessed speeches delivered by representative of The Forestry Development Authority, Mr. Steve Miapay, James Kemokai,…


Added by Amos Smith on October 9, 2013 at 12:58 — 1 Comment

Gola National Forest Soci-Economic Report Out

Gola Forest Survey Report

A soci-economic baseline survey conducted by BirdLife International and the Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia (SCNL) staff under the European Commission funded “Across The River - A Trans-boundary Peace Park for Sierra Leone and Liberia project” (ARTP), together with the Forest Development Authority (FDA) of Liberia and a team of researchers from a consortium of Wageningen University (Netherlands) and the University of Cambridge (UK) has been…


Added by Amos Smith on December 12, 2012 at 15:11 — No Comments

The Consequences of illegal Bush Meat Hunting in Liberia

Prior to the 14 years civil war, Liberian wild animals were exploited primarily for their meat –bush meat – which was sold throughout the country. The bush meat was commonly seen as quartered antelope or whole monkey, wood-smoked until dry enough to last for about two weeks. The recent appearance of fresh wild animal carcasses (bush meat of different species) in various parts of Monrovia, particularly, in Sinkor, opposite the UN Drive Supermarket, and in Paynesville at the SD Cooper and…


Added by Amos Smith on October 10, 2012 at 12:51 — No Comments

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