SCNL is the BirdLife partner in Liberia and is part of numerous BirdLife initiatives in West Africa, Africa and globally. In Liberia, SCNL is collaborating with BirdLife International to implement a project funded by the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation (Denmark) to realise the potential of the Gola National Park. With support from the Arcadia Fund, BirdLife International provides core support and capacity development to SCNL.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
RSPB is the UK partner in BirdLife International and works together with SCNL on various BirdLife initiatives. In Liberia, SCNL and RSPB are working together to implement the GolaMA Project – “Bringing Forest and People Together” – to establish community-managed forests to serve as corridors between protected areas. RSPB is a strong supporter of SCNL, providing both significant core support and capacity development.
Conservation International (CI)
CI is an international environment organisation, empowering societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. In Liberia, SCNL and CI are working together in the Nimba Mountains area, working with communities to establish conservation agreements.
The Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Govt. of Liberia
The FDA’s mandate is to sustainably manage and conserve all forest resources in Liberia for the benefit of present and future generations. Almost all of SCNL’s work is done in collaboration or connection with the FDA.
The European Union (EU)
The EU is a unique economic and political union between 27 EU countries that together cover much of the continent.
The predecessor of the EU was created in the aftermath of the Second World War. The first steps were to foster economic cooperation: the idea being that countries that trade with one another become economically interdependent and so more likely to avoid conflict.
With these goals, they are one of SCNL Donors with the biggest grant under the GolaMA Connecting Forest and People project. This project was gear towards establishing two community forest namely, Normon and Tonglay Clan in Gbarpolu County. This was a five years project that give birth to the CEPF Project in continuation to the GolaMA Project.
SCNL is also implementing the PaPfor project under the European Union. This is a Transboundary project between Sierra Leon and Liberia that is combating the high rate of deforestation and degradation within the Gola Landscape that is causing the loss of globally important biodiversity and decreased resilience to climate change, while local population lose valuable forest goods and services.
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)
CEPF enables civil society to protect the world’s biodiversity hotspots—biologically rich ecosystems that are essential to humanity, yet highly threatened.
With the above effort to protect and conserve biodiversity, CEPF through SCNL is implementing community forest and Artisanal Mining Projects in Kungba District, Gbarpolu county.
The Darwin Initiative was announced by the UK Government at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. The Darwin Initiative supports developing countries to conserve biodiversity and reduce poverty. The Darwin Initiative (funded by Defra, DFID and FCO) provides grants for projects working to help developing countries meet their objectives under: the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS), the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Darwin in partnership with SCNL is helping communities find an alternative means of livelihood in other to reduce pressure on the forest. Darwin through SCNL has 25 women groups, each group comprising of 5 member who receive loans to start up or improve their businesses. Darwin also hope to explore the business in the box idea to further help community dwellers.
Rainforest Trust purchases and protects the most threatened tropical forests, saving endangered wildlife through partnerships and community engagement.
Through these highly effective partnerships, we can ensure sustainable results necessary for the long-term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold.
We currently support community forestry and community developmeent through SCNL to be able to protect biodiversity and reduce human pressure on the Gola Forest National Park (GFNP) tropical forest.
United States Agency for International Development
USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience.