Sierra Leone News

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…

Sierra Leone creates rainforest park

Sierra Leone, one of Africa's poorest countries, today announced the establishment of Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP), an area of forest home to chimpanzees, a key population of pygmy hippo,…

Loss of old growth forest continues

More coverage: Rainforest loss slows A new global assessment of forest stocks by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows continuing loss of primary forests since 2005 despite gains…

Sierra Leone bans timber exports

Sierra Leone bans timber exports Sierra Leone bans timber exports mongabay.com January 15, 2008 Sierra Leone has re-imposed a timber export ban after accusing foreign companies of illegally logging its…

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…