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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Sierra Leone

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

Innovating for Biodiversity Conservation in African Protected Areas: Funding and Incentives Insights from Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and South Africa

This study aims to unpack the potential benefits and risks of innovative financial mechanisms at work in Africa through the analysis of three case studies: an environmental trust fund created to finance the network of protected areas in Côte d’Ivoire; a conservation concession agreement (and thereafter a REDD-related private non-profit company) in the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone; and a biodiversity stewardship and tax incentive approach developed in South Africa.

The State of Sierra Leone’s Birds: a guide for policy and conservation action

State of Sierra Leone’s Birds: a guide for policy and conservation action, is a timely assessment of the current practical environmental issues affecting the country’s biodiversity, particularly birds. Located on the western edge of Africa, on the westernmost extent of the Upper Guinea forest, Sierra Leone certainly has a rich avifauna, including three endangered, 10 vulnerable and 12 near-threatened species. Deforestation, urban sprawl, and the degradation of coastal ecology are some of the key factors having negative impacts on the country’s avifauna and wider biodiversity.

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