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United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity – Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. The CBD…

Forest Biodiversity

Liberia is recognized globally as a top conservation priority in the West African region, as it has significantly high levels of species endemic and accounts for 42% of West Africa‘s remaining Upper Guinean Forest, a humid coastal rainforest belt and a global Biodiversity Hotspot that stretches across the other West African countries of Cote d‘Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Forest Biodiversity
A Black Beetle. Photo Credit: Dr. Kolleh Bangura

Agricultural Biodiversity

These agricultural ecosystems could have entirely been considered as a part of terrestrial ecosystems but this is not possible because of their dual ecosystem characteristics.

Inland Waters Biodiversity

Liberia possesses abundant surface water and six principal rivers (including Cavalla, Cestos, Lofa, Mano, Saint John and St Paul).

Inland Waters Biodiversity
Photo Credit: Trokon Saykpa

Island Biodiversity

Liberia‘s island ecosystems are relatively small in size. They however do have key characteristics that distinguish them from other ecosystems because of their dual nature: terrestrial-aquatic characteristics.

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Liberia has a coastline of about 560 km (350 miles) and about 58% of the country‘s population live along the coast.

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Photo credit: Trokon Saykpa

Mountain Biodiversity

Mountains ecosystems are actually associated with the terrestrial ecosystems because they are found on highlands.