The Forestry Training Institute, located in Tubmanburg, has graduated 58 students in various forestry-related disciplines. Additionally, 11 members of the institute’s confiscation unit received training as part of an in-service program at the Forestry Development Authority.
For the first time in post-war Liberia, Liberia has celebrated World Pangolin Day. The celebration was organized by the Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary, in collaboration with the Forestry Development Authority, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Paynesville City Corporation, and other partners.
Citizens in Sinoe’s third district are speaking strongly against the expansion of Sapo National Park, due to the government’s reported failure to provide promised social benefits to nearby communities.
Reports of rampaging forest buffalos are emanating from Weagar Town, River Cess, where the animals have destroyed numerous farms in the town and are causing farmers and surrounding villagers to abandon their farms and homes.
Two men have died as a result of reported suffocation within a borehole well while repairing a hand pump in the WAFDI Camp, Giegbarn community, within Grand Bassa’s second district.
Two stakeholder groups in the logging sector have accused the government of Liberia of violating the 2006 National Forestry Reform law by denying benefits to affected forest communities.
The NGO Coalition of Liberia is urging President George Weah to avoid direct interference with issues arising from community forestry activities across the country.
A group advocating for the rights of communities affected by logging companies wants the legislature to ensure that the government pays communities their legal fair share of land rental fees collected from logging companies.