Ebola Virus and Forest Fragmentation in Africa – Perspective from Doug Park

Doug Park, was one of the participating researchers that worked on the ‘Ebola Virus and Forest Fragmentation in Africa’ report released by EFA and ERM Foundation in September 2015 and launched formally in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Read his perspective on working on the project. This joint report recently featured as one of the 29 conservation and biodiversity projects funded by our partner ERM Foundation and featured their 2016 Annual Read More

New books from SL Library Board for our Public Library!

This week the Learning Centre received a generous donation of 138 books from Sierra Leone Library Board and Book Aid International. The Centre is grateful to be one of the many successful recipients of Book Aid International’s first shipment of books to Sierra Leone after many years. Our staff, the neighbouring communities in Sussex and around the Peninsula, visiting school children and teachers from our Environmental Education Programme and general Read More

Update from the EEP 2015/16

The pilot Environmental Education Programme (EEP) encompassed a variety of activities for school children aimed at instilling a commitment to the stewardship of Sierra Leone for their generation and the next generation, encouraging more sustainable ways of living. We worked with pupils and teachers in primary schools, ages ranging from seven to eleven years to improve their knowledge about the environment, increase awareness of conservation issues and encourage participation in Read More

Ebola Virus and Forest Fragmentation in Africa – Featured in ERM Foundation Annual Review

The ‘Ebola Virus and Forest Fragmentation in Africa’ report released by EFA and ERM Foundation in September 2015 was one of the 29 conservation and biodiversity projects funded by our partner ERM Foundation and featured their 2016 Annual Review. This collaborative research not only supports Sustainable Development Goal 15 – Life on Land, but prompted interest from USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats (Phase 2) programme, researchers in CIFOR, a few European Read More

Biodiversity Week 2016 – Freetown Water Crisis and first BioBlitz in Sierra Leone & West Africa!

The first Biodiversity Week in commemoration of International Biodiversity Day 2016 (22nd May) was well-received with a full week of activities for all. The formal opening on Tuesday 17th May was chaired by the new Director Aminata Bundu and highlighted the current water crisis affecting Freetown with a presentation from Mr Mohamed Koroma, Production Superintendent at Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC), illustrating the shocking photos of the full extent of Read More