Protecting Threatened Species in the Gola Forest

2021 - 2022
Liberia, Sierra Leone
Species protected
Western Chimpanzee Pan troglodytes ssp. verus
Pygmy Hippopotamus Choeropsis liberiensis
Western Red Colobus Piliocolobus badius

Project objectives

This project aims to prevent increased poaching and illegal activity in Sierra Leone’s Gola Rainforest and Liberia’s Gola Forest National Parks following the COVID-19 pandemic. It will do so by undertaking cross-border joint border patrols, increasing their intensity and reinforcing the local community’s involvement in species conservation.

This project is implemented by Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia.


Human-wildlife conflict


This project is part of the IUCN Save Our Species African Wildlife initiative, which is co-funded by the European Union.