This is a white-necked picathartes video.
More than 270 bird species, including 14 globally threatened are found at Gola.
They include Rufous Fishing-owl Scotopelia ussheri, Gola Malimbe Malimbus ballmanni (both Endangered), and the Green-tailed Bristlebill Bleda eximius and White-necked Picathartes Picathartes gymnocephalus (both Vulnerable), the latter a charismatic species recognised as a symbol of African conservation.
Update on Gola, June 2013: here.
Are we finally almost there? The Gola Forest National Park gazettement in Liberia: an update: here.
The Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) through the support of the Wildlife Clubs of Africa project has established 7 new Nature Clubs and rejuvenated 10 old Clubs in the Western and Eastern Provinces of the country respectively. This laudable initiative is in line with CSSL’s long term goal of expanding conservation and environmental education activities to cover many more pupils and students through school Nature Club establishment: here.
The Western Area National Park is a forest reserve in Sierra Leone that still holds one of the last strongholds of pristine forest in the country and represents a significant portion of the remaining forest cover in the Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot. The park is rich in diverse species, with a range of hills and steep mountains that border the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean: here.
- ‘Hands-on heroes’: on patrol with Gola forest rangers (guardian.co.uk)
- Conservation groups protest lifting of Sierra Leone timber export ban (africareview.com)
- Sierra Leone’s dilemma: There’s gold under those trees (csmonitor.com)
- Surviving malaria in an African wilderness (bbc.co.uk)