Protecting the Dja biosphere reserve and surrounding area
Project

Emergency Ranger Patrols in Liberia’s Threatened Biodiversity Hotspot

Duration
2014 - 2015
Location
Liberia
Species protected
African Elephant Loxodonta africana
African Golden Cat Caracal aurata
Jentink’s Duiker Cephalophus jentinki

Project objectives

It is expected that the law enforcement teams will be able to remove many hunting tents and settlements illegally encroaching the park and to arrest the responsible people. This should lead to an immediate decrease in illegal activity within the park, which, in the long term, will lead to a stabilization of the animal populations within the Proposed Grebo National Park.

This project is implemented by Zoological Society of London.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching