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The illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade is a significant threat to biodiversity. Our campaign focuses on understanding and addressing consumers’ demand for bushmeat and illegal wildlife products in Liberia.
The Upper Guinean Forest of West Africa is a high global priority for biodiversity conservation. Nevertheless, increasing population and deforestation through unregulated logging and slash-and-burn agriculture severely threaten the ecosystems.
Every year we abandon, lose, or discard tons of fishing gear and plastic into our oceans. Ghost gear and plastic pollutions are not only damaging our ecosystem but affecting the local fishing industries and coastal communities that depend on fisheries for livelihoods.
Liberia is piloting in a new age of progressive, community forestry, that if done right has the potential to lift forest communities out of poverty and improve biodiversity conservation. Nevertheless, Community Forest has become the new frontier of violent conflicts and poverty.
‘Will Liberia Ever Learn‘ is a social marketing campaign from Volunteers for Sustainable Development in Africa working with the Forestry Development Authority of Liberia and the Critical Ecological Partnership Funds (CEPF).