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Assessment of the Legal, Scientific, and Institutional Frameworks for Biodiversity Protection in the Republic of Liberia

Authors: 
Lisa Goldman, ELI & Dr. Nick Brown, University of Oxford
Date Released: 
October 2007
Assessment of the Legal, Scientific, and Institutional Frameworks for Biodiversi

This report was coauthored by ELI and the University of Oxford’s Department of Plant Sciences, with support from, and in collaboration with, the United Nations Environment Programme’s Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch. It 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.

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