Liberia’s Hasty Forest Sell-Off Risks More Conflict

Liberia’s Hasty Forest Sell-Off Risks More Conflict

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More than half of Liberia’s forests have been granted to logging firms, bypassing environmental laws and with few benefits to the people.

More than 40% of the Upper Guinea rainforest is in Liberia. Rich, dense forest packed with rare and endangered species sprawls for hundreds of miles over the small coastal country. Sapo National Park, one of three protected areas in Liberia, contains more than 40 endangered species including the pygmy hippo, forest elephant, golden cat and western chimpanzee.

After 14 years of civil war, during which the country was stripped of roads, electricity, hospitals and schools, the revenue from logging concessions is crucial for rebuilding the country…

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