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Gola video in DieWelle Global Ideas

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (3)

A short film of Gola's work produced by DieWelle Global Ideas is now live. Somewhat misleading in the documentary as the footage of the mining was taken in a completely different part of the country, far from Gola. Our main driver for deforestation is slash/burn agriculture. And a correction, though we aspire to Gola cocoa being certifiied, it is not yet the case. See the movie here


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New paper: Gola delivers conservation for Pygmy Hippos

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A new peer reviewed article was published this month in Oryx on work done in Gola, entitled 'A mix of community-based conservation and protected forests is needed for the survival of the Endangered pygmy hippopotamus Choeropsis liberiensis' by Hillers A. et al.

80.4 % of pygmy hippo signs were recorded outside protected areas. They were mainly along larger streams and swampy areas close to, but rarely within large intact forests. Our study highlights the importance of the unp...

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New paper: Gola delivers conservation for Picathartes

Posted on November 21, 2016 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A new peer reviewed article was just accepted in BirdLife Conservation International, Burgess et al 2016 "The importance of protected and unprotected areas for colony occupancy and colony size in White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus in and around Gola Rainforest National Park, Sierra Leone".

 

Gola is of global importance to White-necked Picathartes. Monitoring of colonies over 8 years show mean colony occupation was consistently high in protected areas, and low...

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Honeyguide Wildlife Holiday purchases Gola Credits

Posted on August 25, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

All our gratitude to Honeyguide Wildlife Holiday for their purchase of 250 Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) from Gola. A VCU is the unit by which we can do all our work, from the community development to conserving the unique biodiversity in the Gola Forest. Why not follow Honeyguide Wildlife Holiday and do the same? See the link at the bottom of this page.


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Gola's Megafauna confirms the impact of our work

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Freshly retrieved from the (EC-funded) GolaMA project area in Liberia, we were absolutely delighted to witness this amazing sighting of a forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), especially considering the recent coverage of the conservation community's fight against the ivory trade. This truely confirms the impact of our w...
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Gola Rainforest Directors Appointed

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Gola Rainforest National Park is managed by the Gola Rainforest Conservation LG (non-profit company limited by guarantee) registered in Sierra Leone.


Hon Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) Professor Monty Jones, Member of the Gola Rainforest Conservation Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) met with fellow members, the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (both partners of BirdLife International) to ...

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Minister Hosts inaugural Annual General Meeting of the Gola Rainforest Conservation LG

Posted on April 22, 2016 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)
As the historic Agreement reached at the United Nations' Conference on Climate Change (Paris, Dec 2015) is being signed today on Earth Day by over 100 countries, Sierra Leone is leading the way with the Gola REDD Project.

Hon Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) Professor Monty Jones, Member of the Gola Rainforest Conservation Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG) meets with fellow members, the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone and the Royal S...
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Welcoming Visitors Again

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Gola Rainforest National Park is now reopened to visitors!

Please be aware that a health screening will be carried out for all visitors and that all outbreak prevention measures will be rigorously followed. 

Gola is 1st REDD Project in West Africa, avoids emissions 1.19MT CO2

Posted on December 17, 2015 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

As the world’s climate negotiators just reached an agreement on how to tackle climate change during the COP21 in Paris, it is timely to highlight the importance of forest ecosystems for carbon and wildlife. The BirdLife International Partnership, including the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) and the Royal Soiety for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have been working with other NGOs to ensure that proposals to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD+) are...

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Gola at the World Forestry Congress

Posted on September 11, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The XIV World Forestry Congress (7-11th September), hosted by the Republic of South Africa is bringing together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them. The Congress – the first to be held in Africa - is inclusive of people from all countries, regions and sectors, whether they belong to a government organization, NGO, private company, scientific or professional body, a forestry society, or simply have a personal interest in...

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