Assessing the Legal, Scientific, and Institutional Frameworks to Sustainably Manage Biodiversity in Post-Conflict Liberia
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) announces the publication of an Assessment of the Legal, Scientific, and Institutional Frameworks for Biodiversity Protection in the Republic of Liberia. ELI and the University of Oxford’s Department of Plant Sciences co-authored the report, with support from and in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch (PCDMB).
The report undertakes a detailed analysis of the current laws, regulations, institutions, and practices affecting the management and conservation of biodiversity in Liberia. Based on its research findings, the report highlights priority actions to improve Liberia’s governance of biodiversity. Key recommendations include the development of implementing regulations for the country’s existing environmental protection and forestry laws, the passing of a comprehensive wildlife law, a shift towards community-based natural resource management, and institutional capacity-building to enforce all biodiversity-related laws and regulations. This report is part of a broader strategy by both ELI and UNEP to assist in Liberia’s peacebuilding efforts by building capacity to manage key natural resources. For more information, contact ELI Senior Attorney Lisa Goldman at 202-939-3863 or email@example.com.