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Liberia | After ranger death 2 years ago, new approach to community relations has NP ready to grow

In eastern Liberia, efforts are underway to formally demarcate the boundaries of Sapo National Park, the largest tract of protected rainforest in the country and one of the most important in West Africa. Sapo is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems of plant and animal life in the world, including the threatened African forest elephant and the elusive pygmy hippopotamus.

Conservation groups and Liberian government officials hope that by including rural Liberian farming communities in the demarcation, they will be able to cut down on illicit hunting and other illegal activities inside the park.

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