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A wealth of Wildlife Endangered in northern Nimba County, Liberia

Volume 2, Issue 3, March 2013, Pages 314–323

 A wealth of Wildlife Endangered in northern Nimba County, Liberia

Jean-Claude Koffi BENE1, Joel Gamys2, and Sylvain Dufour3

1 Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire, Adiopodoumé, 01 BP 1303 Abidjan 01, Côte d'Ivoire
2 Conservation International – Liberia, Congo town back road, Monrovia, P.O. Box 2075, Liberia
3 SYLVATROP : Protection, conservation, gestion durable et participative de la biodiversité en milieu tropical, Association Loi 1901 -26, route de Vannes 44100 NANTES – SIRET, France

Original language: English

Received 24 January 2013

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Mount Nimba is one of the most famous sites for biodiversity conservation in West Africa because of it high level of richness. People are concerned about the decline of tropical forest ecosystems and the decrease or disappearance of animal species has been attributed mainly to the destruction of habitat through human activities. In Liberia, the iron ore that constitutes the mountain body on Mont Nimba is now exploited by Arcelor Mittal Company. In the framework of its impact assessment process, Arcelor Mittal asked for a bushmeat study in its mining concession. We conducted a hunter's survey to better understand the motivations of the town communities and the human

Author Keywords: Biodiversity, ecosystem, wildlife, hunting activity, animal species.

How to Cite this Article

Jean-Claude Koffi BENE, Joel Gamys, and Sylvain Dufour, “A wealth of Wildlife Endangered in northern Nimba County, Liberia,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 314–323, March 2013.