Welcome to the official webpage of the Liberian ESP National Network.
- Paulina Goffa
- Chaydehgar Dyer Smith
- J. Preston Attia
- Henry V. Skinner
- Mulbah Pewee
The importance of ecosystem protection and management in Liberia is emerging and majority of the country’s population are yet to fully comprehend its importance and functions.
Our earnest interest in ecosystem management and sustainability began when we had the privileged to work within the environmental sector in our home country Liberia, at which time we realized and began to understand and learned that more efforts need to be gathered in order to have enormous and positive impacts on the entire nation’s ecosystems, in relation to formulating a potential initiative that will extensively tackle problems affecting our ecosystems and develop ecosystem based solutions that are applicable to our country.
In fact, Liberia is faced with environmental challenges ranging from one aspect to another, impacting the development initiatives of the country and ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), especially goal number seventeen (SDGS #17).
In a broader perspective, it also has consequences on the political and economic dimensions of the country. Major environmental issues in Liberia include degradation of ecological resources: forest, land, water and loss of biodiversity (forest, marine, wetland and mangrove ecosystems). Climate change has the potential to increase the already existing stresses and enhance vulnerability to external shock and crisis.
- Awareness campaign on the importance of Ecosystem Services, in relation to ecosystem management and sustainability, encompassing disaster risk reduction and resilience in a changing climate.
- Assessment on the disposal of plastic wastes within marine ecosystem, specifically near shore systems, with focus on mangroves. Case study on Monrovia (capital city of Liberia) and its environs.
- Share Liberia Ecosystem Services Partnership National Network article; “Rethinking about the Importance of our Ecosystems”