FFI’s transboundary project incorporates the Ziama Man and Biosphere Reserve in Guinea and the Wonegizi proposed protected area (PPA) and surrounding landscape in Liberia. This area makes up part of the Upper Guinean Forest, a global biodiversity hotspot and home to more than 25% of Africa’s mammals, including the western chimpanzee, the African elephant, pygmy hippopotamus and other flagship species. FFI’s approach to strengthen forest conservation through improved governance and management and to protect biodiversity and ensure connectivity between sites, is underpinned by the engagement of all stakeholders – from national parks, local communities, national and local governments and businesses – in the development of this region to ensure sustainable solutions for local people and biodiversity are considered at the landscape scale.
Humans are inextricably linked to the environmental landscape within which our daily lives unfold. We depend completely on nature for a stable climate, clean air and water, and food.
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