Sierra Leone forest conservation concession
Conservation Society of Sierra Leone
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
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Approximately 75,000 ha of the Gola Forest block will be placed under a conservation concession in Sierra Leone under a deal with the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. This 25-year agreement would protect a biodiversity hotspot which features a plethora of mammal species. The current agreement replaces timber revenues, invests in the community, and provides conservation management, with the future goal of turning the area into a national park.