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Environmental Media for Nature welcomes National Park creation

Section of the Gola Forest in Liberia
Section of the Gola Forest in Liberia


An Environmental media watch dog has welcomed government’s decision to create National Park in Gola Forest.

Journalists for the Protection of Nature (JPN) also supports the Wildlife Act submitted to the National Legislature to ensure the protection of wildlife in the country.

JPN statement comes barely a day after President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf delivered her State of the Nation Address, highlighting a bill seeking the creation of the Gola Forest into a National Park and the Wildlife Act.

JPN said the pronouncement by the President demonstrates government’s commitment to protecting the environment against forest degradation and climate change.

JPN noted that Liberia has forty three percent of the upper Guinea forest which is very cardinal to fighting against greenhouse emission created by human activities.

The media group reminded Liberians that the effect of climate change is the result of poor forest governance and called on them to support the President’s quest.

Meanwhile, JPN is calling on the National Legislature not delay the passage of the Wildlife and Gola Forest Acts into law.

The statement quotes JPN Executive Director, Joseph Sayon as saying, the organization will work along with government and other environmental stakeholders, to push for the passage of the two bills to help protect Liberia’s forest for this generation and generation to come.

The two acts have been lingering before the National Legislature for nearly two years without action.


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