This State of the Environment Report (SoER), drafted by Green Consultancy Inc. (Greencons), considers three essential country resources (or themes) which can be used for assessing Liberia’s environmental state and trends.
They are: Terrestrial Resources (forestry, soil, etc.); Aquatic Resources; and Cross-Sectional Resources and Environmental Linkages. Towards the end of the report, additional emerging environmental issues and concerns are also discussed. These include, for example, human trafficking, climate change, Invasive Alien Species (IAS), illegal fishing, the usage of chemicals and solid waste management. The methodology for drafting the report largely involved a public notification period, a questionnaire which was administered by Greencons to a range of stakeholders across Liberia, site assessments and strategic sampling, Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs).