Grandbassa River Crab

Grandbassa River Crab Liberonautes grandbassa The species is only known to occur in one locality, Weeni Creek in Grand Bassa County, Liberia. IUCN Red List status: Critically Endangered [1](updated on 01.02.11) Liberian Status: None [2] Geographical Range: The vulnerability of the species stems from […]

Liberian Greenbul

Liberian Greenbul Phyllastrephus leucolepis The Liberian Greenbul survives in rainforest habitat and occupies areas of the Upper Guinea rainforest. IUCN Red List status: Critically Endangered [1](updated on 01.02.11) Liberian Status: None [2] Geographical Range: The species is only known to occur in two areas […]

Lugbe River Crab

Lugbe River Crab Liberonautes lugbe Information on the Lugbe River Crab is very limited and only one recorded encounter has occurred to date. IUCN Red List status: Critically Endangered [1] (updated on 01.02.11) Liberian Status: None [2] Geographical Range: The Lugbe River Crab has […]

Western Nimba Toad

Western Nimba Toad Nimbaphrynoides liberiensis Mount Nimba was recently designated an Alliance for Zero Extinction Site in part for providing the only habitat where the Critically Endangered Western Nimba toad is known to exist. IUCN Red List status: Critically Endangered [1] (updated on 11/02/11) […]

Diana Monkey

Diana Monkey Cercopithecus diana ssp. diana The rare Diana Monkey is believed to be in decline throughout much of its range. IUCN Red List status: Vulnerable [1] (updated on 03.02.11) CITES: Appendix I [2] (updated on 03.02.11) Liberian Status: None [3] Geographical Range: The […]

Jentink’s Duiker

Jentink’s Duiker Cephalophus jentinki The Jentink’s Duiker lives in thick rainforest and is considered exceptionally rare. The species is in decline due to loss of habitat and uncontrolled hunting. IUCN Red List status: Endangered [1](updated on 03.02.11) CITES: Appendix I [2](updated on 03.02.11) Liberian […]

West African Manatee

West African Manatee Trichechus senegalensis The West African Manatee is thought to occur in some of the major estuarine and river systems of Liberia and has been reported at Lake Piso. IUCN Red List status: Vulnerable [1](updated on 10/02/11) Liberian Status: None [2] […]

Carel Jongkind

Carel Jongkind Carel C.H. Jongkind has been actively researching the plants of West and Central tropical Africa for more than 20 years, with a particular focus on the lianas or woody climbers. At the moment the forests of Liberia, a biodiversity hotspot area within Upper Guinea, […]

Lex Voorhoeve

Lex Voorhoeve Voorhoeve has studied the plants of Liberia for over 50 years, joining the staff of the then College of Forestry of the University of Liberia in 1960 to teach botany. The same year he also served as the tree expert for a German Forestry Mission […]

David Kwewon

David Kwewon David Kwewon was born in Zuole, Gio County, Liberia. He possessed an amazing knowledge of the forest and was a major contributor to both Kunkels ‘The Trees of Liberia’ and Voorhoeves ‘Liberian High Forest Trees’. For many years David worked for the University of […]