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Mysterious pygmy hippo filmed in Liberia

Conservationists have captured the first ever footage (see video below) of the elusive pygmy hippo (Choeropsis liberiensis) in Liberia. The forest-dwelling, nocturnal species—weighing only a quarter of the size of…

‘Land grab’ fears in Africa legitimate

'Land grab' fears in Africa legitimate A new report by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has found that recent large-scale land deals in Africa are likely to…

Massive forest carbon scam alleged in Liberia

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf established a commission investigate a proposed forest carbon credit deal between the West African nation's Forest Development Authority (FDA) and UK-based Carbon Harvesting Corporation, reports…

Photos of rare pygmy hippo in Liberia

Photos of rare pygmy hippo in Liberia Rare pygmy hippo photographed for first time in Liberia Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com March 12, 2008 Secretive Pygmy Hippo caught on film is good…

Logging resumes in Liberia

Logging resumes in Liberia Logging resumes in Liberia mongabay.com July 17, 2006 As former US president Bill Clinton arrives in Liberia to meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, it's time…

Goodbye to West Africa’s Rainforests

Goodbye to West Africa's Rainforests Goodbye to West Africa's Rainforests Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com January 22, 2006 The state of West Africa's rainforests West Africa's once verdant and extensive rainforests…