Liberia Broadcasting System

Canada extols SCNL for promoting viable forest control

Joseph Sayon/Benjamin S. Taingay
Canadian Amb. to Liberia, Patricia McCullagh
Canadian Amb. to Liberia, Patricia McCullagh

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Canadian Ambassador to Liberia and Ivory Coast has extolled the Society for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia (SCNL) for promoting sustainable forest management in the country.

Madam Patricia McCullagh said the commitment of SCNL in protecting Liberia’s forest will help fight climate change.

She said her government was happy to support the work of SCNL through the provision of small grants to work with forest committies in Liberia.

Madam McCullagh disclosed that already SCNL is benefiting from a grant of eighteen thousand United States Dollars from the Canadian Ambassador‘s Grant.

She said the Grant was made possible by the Government of Canada pledging its continued support to initiatives that will enhance the fight against climate change worldwide.

The Canadian Ambassador, however, pledge her government’s continued support to the Society in the area of conservation.

Also speaking, SCNL Executive Director, Michael Garbo, lauded the Canadian Government for the support and described the Canadian Ambassador’s visit to SCNL as a true partner between Canada and Liberia.

Ambassador Garbo disclosed that the Small Grant from Canada is being implemented in seven of Liberia’s nine bio-diversity hotspots.

The commitments were made when the Canadian Ambassador paid a courtesy call on the Management of SCNL in Monrovia.



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