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Investment in the Liberian Forest Sector: A Roadmap to Legal Forest Operations in Liberia

By John Woods, Arthur G. Blundell, Robert Simpson
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West Africa is blessed with some of the richest tropical rain forest in the world. Home to rare and
endangered wildlife, like chimpanzees and the endemic pygmy hippopotamus, the area is one of only 34 biodiversity hotspots worldwide.1 Liberia has a special status within West Africa—almost half of all the forest that remains in the hotspot is found in Liberia.