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Guinean Forests

Top Stories

May 19, 2016
Aligned for Africa’s Wildlife
The challenges facing conservation in Africa — including wildlife trafficking and degradation of natural habitats — are tremendous. CEPF is proud to contribute to efforts to conserve Africa's biodiversity.
February 27, 2013
Sierra Leone sites added to World Heritage Tentative List
The Gola Rainforest National Park and Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary, recipients of CEPF investment in the Guinean Forests of West Africa hotspot, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List for Sierra Leone.
April 12, 2012
Pigs, Cane Rats and Tilapia to the Rescue of Duikers, Colobus and Chimpanzees in the Guinean Forest
A partnership participatory project - combating bushmeat hunting - was a success with the local population.

Press Releases

May 15, 2009
Trans-Boundary Rainforest Park Will Be A Symbol of Peace and Stability
The Presidents of Sierra Leone and Liberia today met in Gola Forest, Sierra Leone, to announce the establishment of a new Trans-boundary Peace Park to protect one of the largest remaining blocks of intact forest in the Upper Guinea Area of West Africa.
October 7, 2008
New Research Shows World’s Mammals Face Growing Extinction Threat
Tropical deforestation, over-hunting and other environmental crises are wiping out the world’s mammals at an unprecedented rate, according to new research published by Science Magazine.
April 20, 2005
New Fund to Help Liberian NGOs Address Pressing Threats to Nature
Liberian nongovernmental organizations can now apply for grants from a new $200,000 fund designed to help build their capacity to address the most pressing threats to the country’s biodiversity.