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About Us

History

Our story starts way back, in 1986!

Background

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 Organization for nature conservation, has the mandate to educate, encourage and assist civil society understand the need and patterns to conserving nature, build consensus on effective management of biodiversity through ensuring the use of natural resources is sustainable and that biodiversity is effectively managed and appropriately utilized.

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.

We ensure that biodiversity is effectively managed and wisely used.

We educate, encourage and assist the public to understand the need to conserve nature, build consensus on the effective management of biodiversity, and to ensure that the use of natural resources is sustainable.

  • Increase institutional capacity for effective management of biodiversity.
  • Strengthen community structures in providing basic information on the threats, use of other renewable natural resources and biodiversity
  • Increase advocacy for the creation of additional protected areas.
  • Increase alternatives livelihood opportunities for communities around Protected and potential conservation areas
  • Heighten public awareness on the social, economic, environmental, aesthetic and cultural values of natural resources.

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

Moses A. Massah

Chairman

Mr. Massah is the Energy & Environment Manager at the UNDP

Alexander L. Peal

Member/ Founder

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

Mary N. J. Weah

Member

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

John T. Woods

Member

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

Member

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

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

Ma-sue Koffa

Finance & Admin Assistant

Jerry Garteh

Science and Conservation Coordinator

Abigail G. Hanky

Policy & Advocacy Officer

Jamesetta Cheazar-Barquoi

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Emmanuel G. Smith

Project Coordinator (Rain Forest Trust)

James P. Mulbah

Project Coordinator (PAPFor)

Richard Hoff

Project Coordinator

Emmanuel Loqueh

Bio-monitoring Officer

G. Bohen Sambolla

Research Technician

Johnson Koikoi

Environmental Education Officer

Adolphus Tiah

Ecotourism Officer

Korto M. Massaquoi

Office Assistant

Stephen G Ford

Chief Driver

Borbor Sackor

Driver

Prince Tumbey

Driver