Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia

Gola Forest
The Gola Forest is a home to many wildlife including Hippo, Chimpanzee and Duiker.
Butterflies play a major role in the biodiversity of Liberia
British Ambassador visits SCNL
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SCNL 2020 Annual retreat
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SCNL 2020 Annual Retreat
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World Earth Day
National Conference on the Environment and Climate Change
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Key Documents

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Advocacy for the establishment of a network of protected areas Establishment of data bases for species, habitats and threats at Important Bird Areas (IBAs)


Awareness raising about biodiversity, conservation, climate change, REDD+, carbon financing and many other topics

Connecting people

Connecting forest and people, the GolaMA Project is a partnership between forest communities, the Government of Liberia and the international conservation community

SCNL conducts a two days intensive workshop to validate freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) in Liberia
In collaboration with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund #CEPF and #IUCN, SCNL hosted a two days workshop to validate Fresh water KBAs across Liberia.
SCNL builds capacity for her staffs by conducting training in customary rights documentations and formalization.
The workshop trained staffs of SCNL in the processes and/or procedures leading to the formalization of community customary land ownership to engage project communities for better results in our work as SCNL.
World Wetlands Day is celebrated globally each year on February 2 as per the Ramsar Convention of the United Nations since it’s adoption in 1971.
SCNL host the Community Forest Working Group (CFWG) 1st regular meeting
Society for Conservation of Nature of Liberia Host the Community Forest Working Group (CFWG) 1st regular meeting On January 28, 2021 at SCNL office in Monrovia.
The Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Liberia, Amb. Neil Bradley along with his wife visited the Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL) on September 23, 2020.
2nd Edition- of Quarterly Newsletter


The GolaMA Forest area to support many globally threatened mammals, including Forest Elephant, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Jentink’s Duiker, Zebra Duiker, Liberian Mongoose, Diana Monkey, Sooty Mangabey, Western Red Colobus and Western Chimpanzee.

The Community

The forest communities in this area are among the poorest and most vulnerable in the country.  Being remote from towns and other infrastructure, they are highly dependent on natural resources and have limited access to education, health and other social services.  Agriculture, artisanal mining and bushmeat hunting provide the main sources of subsistence and income.

The Forest

Liberia’s Upper Guinea forests are exceptionally diverse, with very high rates of endemism. The Gola National Forest, situated in north-west Liberia, is one of the largest remaining intact areas of seasonal dense moist evergreen and semi-deciduous forest in the whole region.