Delegation of the European Union to Colombia

Securing Liberian forest connectivity through community forest management and innovative financing

09/07/2018 - 15:15
Environment and Climate Action

Sustainable local economies in forest corridors contribute to securing a network of protected areas covering at least 30% of Liberia’s existing forest area.

Connecting forests and people, the GolaMA Project is a partnership between forest communities, the Government of Liberia and the international conservation community to conserve and manage the Gola Forest that lies outside of protected areas. The project is implemented by SCNL in collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

The forest where the GolaMA Project is working covers about 40 000 ha of the Gola Forest and forms a corridor linking two  prospective protected areas in Liberia - the proposed Gola Forest National Park and the Foya Reserve -  as well the Gola Rainforest National Park in Sierra Leone.

Total Cost (EUR): 2 386 316

EU contracted amount (EUR): 1 908 006

Duration: December 2013 - December 2018

Implementing organisation: ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIRDS ROYAL CHARTER

Funding Instrument: DCI - Environment and sustainable management of natural resources including energy

Benefitting zone: Liberia

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