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Conservation is crucial to forest sector- Garbo

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The Executive Director of the Society for the Conservation of Nature, Michael Garbo,
The Executive Director of the Society for the Conservation of Nature, Michael Garbo,

(elbcradio.com/April 14, 2015)- The Executive Director of the Society for the Conservation of Nature (SCNL), Michael Garbo, says conserving the biodiversity is crucial to the country’s forest sector.

Mr. Garbo said, “Conservation can save Liberia from the consequences of climate change and should be considered important by forest communities to avoid attempts to undermine the biodiversity of the forest.”

He disclosed that his institution is currently working along with the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) under the Gola Forest Management Agreement Project.

“The Gola Forest Management Agreement is intended to train community dwellers about the value of conservation and it is a five- year project,” Mr. Garbo said.

He disclosed that ninety five percent of SCNL partners, including Birdlife International, have returned to the country due to significant progress in the fight against Ebola.

The Society for the Conservation of Nature Executive Director emphasized: “it is dangerous to damage the biodiversity and should be conserved for this generation and generation yet unborn.”

Mr. Garbo spoke in an interview with elbcradio.com in Monrovia.

Liberia has an estimated 43-percent forest area in the Upper Guinea basin with considerable biodiversity.

The Ebola crisis negatively impacted the entire country, including its forest sector.

 


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