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Illegal deforestation in Sierra Leone

Date posted: 
Monday, August 13, 2018

The Western Area National Park is under immediate threat.

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

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.  The park is rich in diverse species, with a range of hills and steep mountains that border the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean.

This unique forest reserve was identified by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) as one of the four key biodiversity areas in Sierra Leone for their investment in the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot through BirdLife International as regional implementation team. Read the full story here and you can support a petition to save the Western Area National Park here.

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