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About Us


Our story starts way back, in 1986!


The Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL) was established in 1986 in response to the Liberian Business Law of 1976 for non-for-profit organizations with Business Registration Number: 051185951. The organization is a nongovernmental, non political and non for profit agency.

The SCNL as the Lead National Civil Society conservation organization in Liberia, working with government, international organizations, civil society, Indigenous peoples, local communities, and the private sector for over 30 years. As a member of the Birdlife International Partnership Network, SCNL achieves high impact and long-term conservation benefits for wildlife and people. SCNL’s inclusive approach fosters
consensus among stakeholders and enhances the capacity of government agencies, CSOs, and program target groups to impact conservation efforts. Established in 1986, SCNL aimed to promote sustainable use of natural resources and environmental protection.

The SCNL also maintains a membership base as part of efforts to increasing voices for nature conservation in Liberia as well within the West African Sub Region through sustainable partnerships. As part of activities of the SCNL each year an Annual General Assembly(AGA) is hosted in order to deliberate on issues around nature conservation including review of related policy issues and the advancement and sustainable way forward for the organization.

Who We Are

The Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL) is Liberia’s oldest conservation organization. We are a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization. We promote the conservation and wise use of Liberia’s natural resources to ensure a healthy environment and good quality life for all people in Liberia.

A Liberia where biodiversity is sustainably
managed for our well-being.

To promote biodiversity conservation by inspiring people to value nature through science, forests and climate actions, environmental education,
partnership, stakeholder engagements and community development.”

Passion: We are inspired by people and nature and driven to lead change for a sustainable future.
Respect: We build relationships based on trust and mutual benefit, respect each other, and respect the demands, ideals and customs of the communities and cultures around us.
Collaboration and Partnership: We work with others to reach our goals.
Accountability and Transparency: We strive to uphold values such as accountability and transparency.

Our People

SCNL is headed by a Board of Directors that is elected by a General Assembly of SCNL’s members. The General Assembly is held every year in March and the Board is elected for a two-year term. The day-to-day running of the organisation is entrusted to a Secretariat, headed by an Executive Director appointed by the Board. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board. We have a dedicated and capable staff who are passionate about our cause.

Our Board of Directors

Alexander L. Peal


Mr. Peal is a Senior Conservationist in Liberia and the former Country Director for Conservation International-Liberia


Mary N. J. Weah


Mrs. Weah is the Finance Manager at Fauna and Flora International – Liberia

John T. Woods


Mr. Woods is a Professor in the School of Agriculture & Forestry at the University of Liberia & is the former Managing Director of the FDA

Decontee King- Sackie


A Lawyer, Chartered Accountant (CA), and a Trade, Tax, and Customs Expert with over 15 years of cumulative experience in public administration with an emphasis in financial, customs, and revenue policy and administration. 

Our Staff

Michael F. Garbo

Executive Director

Michael E. Taire

Programme Manager

J. Marcus Flomo

Finance & Admin Manager

Massa Passawe

Finance & Admin Officer​

Saybah Massah Urey

Finance & Admin Assistant

Julisu Fianneh

Policy & Advocacy Officer

Ma-sue Koffa

Finance & Admin Assistant

Henry Sambollah

Finance & Admin Assistant

Dickerm Deemie

Science and Conservation Officer

Dickerm Deemie

Science and Conservation Officer

Dickerm Deemie

Science and Conservation Officer

Jamesetta Cheazar-Barquoi

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Slyvia Dorbor

Sustainable Finance & Program Compliance Coordinator

James P. Mulbah

Project Coordinator (PAPFor)

Project Coordinator-LFSP

Emmanuel Loqueh

Bio-monitoring Officer

G. Bohen Sambolla

Research Technician

Johnson Koikoi

Environmental Education Officer

Adolphus Tiah

Ecotourism Officer

Korto M. Massaquoi

Office Assistant

Charlene Jallah Freeman

Folur Coordinator

Borbor Sackor


Prince Tumbey


Matthew Williams

Livelihood Officer

Yuconjay Barchue

Loan Officer

Hawa Dugbeh

Gender & Safeguard Officer


Prince Tumbey