Legislation

Liberia, though diverse of ecosystems and biota, is known in conservation primarily for its forests. As a result, most of the Conservation-related Legislation in the country is Forestry-centered.

See below a list of Forestry-related legislation Liberia:
Forest Development Authority Act of 1976
The National Forestry Law of 2000
Environmental Protection and Management Law of 2002
Sapo National Park Act (2003)
Public Procurement and Concessions Act of 2005
The National Forestry Reform Law of 2006
The Community Rights Law of 2009
Land Commissions Establishment Act of 2009
Amended and Restated Public Procurement and Concessions Act (2010)
Land Rights Policy 2012
Executive Order No 44 (2013)

There are also a host of Transport, Tax, Trade, and Processing/Management Laws that supplement these forestry laws. One to note are the country’s Chain Saw Regulations, which have been written up to assist in the enforcement of domestic logging in the country, and will be put into effect soon.

In addition to its various laws to protects it’s biodiversity riches, Liberia is signatory to the following international conventions on conservation and related issues:
The Convention on Biological Diversity (2000)
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (1976)
The International Tropical Timber Agreement (1983)
The Ramsar Convention on Wetland Management (2003)
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992)
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (1998)