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Gola Forest National Park, Liberia

Most of the remaining Upper Guinean Rainforest is found in Liberia. Two protected forest tracts, Sapo National Park in the Southeast and Gola Forest National Park in the Northwest, have been set aside to protect flora and fauna in Liberia. 88,000 hectares … Continue reading

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Camp Alpha Town, Liberia

Late-afternoon in Camp Alpha Town, the furnace of midday heat dissolving in an atmosphere of haze. We return from a day in the forest, hot, sweaty, dehydrated. To the village house of Chief Jusu Dunar we trudge like weary soldiers, … Continue reading

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Tima Village, Cape Mount County, Liberia

Gola Community Forest.   A mother with daughters pause on the way to their plantation bordering the recently established Gola National Park. Slash and burn agriculture is slowly carving away Liberia’s remaining rainforest. Community forests are being established to try to … Continue reading

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All Hallows’ Eve

A colony of bats going a-souling as twilight settles over the African forest.

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Red colobus monkeys

Red colobus monkeys, a mother and her infant, not sure whether to hide or flee, sit quietly in the canopy of Gola Rainforest National Park in Sierra Leone. Logging and farming, including oil palm cultivation, has reduced their habitat outside … Continue reading

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road to Bopolu, Liberia

Along the road to Bopolu, little forest remains. Most has been cleared for plantations, or burned in the production of charcoal. Bopolu, Liberia.

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flora and fauna, Sapo National Park, Liberia

We could hear a rustling in the leaves high above our heads, the thick canopy hiding whatever activity was capturing our curiosity. The soft trill and chirping indicated to Thomas that this was a troop of Diana monkeys feeding through … Continue reading

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night, Sapo National Park, Liberia

Darkness has barely settled over the forest, the last of the hornbills crying above the deep shadows. A cricket chorus keeps the encroaching night silence at bay while katydids add a whirr like squeaking tricycles high in the treetops. A … Continue reading

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rain, Sapo National Park, Liberia

A drop on my arm. A tap among leaves. Beneath the forest crown, flashes of light drop from the sky, shooting stars streaking from the canopy, popping, slapping to mist in the vegetation. A shshsh of apprehension grows with intensity … Continue reading

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visit to Sapo National Park, Liberia

A trek in one of the most remote and unspoiled rainforests in West Africa takes careful planning. Lisa and I made a plan to spend three days hiking beneath the canopy of the towering tropical rainforest in Sapo National Park. The … Continue reading

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