Protected and Endangered Species of Liberia

 

Protected animals of Liberia
Common Name Scientific Name Local Name
Primate
Western chimpanzee Pan troglodytes Baboon
Black and white colobus monkey Colobus polykomos Lion monkey
Red colobus monkey Colobus badius Red monkey
Olive colobus monkey Colobus verus Verus monkey
Diana monkey Cercopithecus diana King or field monkey
Campbell’s monkey Cercopithecus cambelli
Lesser spot-nosed monkey Cercopithecus petaurista
Sooty mangabey Cercocebus atys
Lesser galago Galago senegalensis
Sirenia
West African manatee Trichechus senegalensis Sea cow
Proboscidea
Forest elephant Loxodonta Africana cyclotis Elephant
Artiodactyla
Pygmy hippopotamus Choeropsis liberiensis Water cow
Bongo Tragelaphus euryceros Elk
Jentink’s duiker Cephalophus jentinki Wild antelope
Yellow-backed duiker Cephalophys silvicultor
Zebra duiker Cephalophus zebra Marking or mountain deer
Ogilby’s duiker Cephalophus ogilbyi Deer
Royal antelope Neotragus pygmaeus Tricky jack
Water chevrotain Hyemoschus aquaticus Water deer
Red river hog Potamochoerus porcus Red hog
Giant forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni Black hog
Carnivora
Leopard Panthera pardus Leopard
Golden Cat Caracal aurata Small leopard
Liberian mongoose Liberiictis kuhni
Pholidota
Giant pangolin Smutsia gigantean Big ant bear, anteater
Long-tailed pangolin Uromanis tetradactyla Ant bear
Tree pangolin Phataginus tricuspis
Crocodilus
Nile crocodile Crocodylus niloticus Alligator
African slender-snouted crocodile Crocodylus cataphractus Alligator
African dwarf crocodile Osteolaemus tetraspis
Chelonia
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas
Loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta
Aves
Bare-headed rock fowl Picathartes gymnocephalus
White-breasted guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides
All birds of prey of the families Sagittariidae, Falconidae, Pandionidae and Strigidae, including all eagles, hawks, harriers, kites, falcons, buzzards, vultures, and owls.

All hornbills, turacos, and parrots.

[Government of Liberia]: Liberian Wildlife Law 1988

 

Endangered Plants of Liberia

Common Name
Scientific Name Range
African Mahogany Khaya anthotheca Angola, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
African Pine / Liberian Pine Tetraberlinia tubmaniana Liberia
African Walnut Lovoa trichilioides Angola, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda
Amanoa strobilacea Amanoa strobilacea Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia
Amanoa bracteosa Amanoa bracteosa Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Anopyxis klaineana Anopyxis klaineana Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Sudan
Anthonotha vignei Anthonotha vignei Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Azobe Lophira alata Africa
Berlinia occidentalis Berlinia occidentalis Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Black Hyedua Guibourtia ehie Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria
Brachystephanus nimbae Brachystephanus nimbae Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia
Copaifera salikounda Copaifera salikounda Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Cordia platythyrsa Cordia platythyrsa Africa
Cryptosepalum tetraphyllum Cryptosepalum tetraphyllum Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Drypetes afzelii Drypetes afzelii Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Entandrophragma angolense Entandrophragma angolense Africa
Entandrophragma utile Entandrophragma utile Africa
Entandrophragma candollei Entandrophragma candollei Africa
Garcinia kola Garcinia kola Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Gilbertiodendron bilineatum Gilbertiodendron bilineatum Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Guarea thompsonii Guarea thompsonii Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo
Guarea cedrata Guarea cedrata Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Uganda
Hallea ledermannii Hallea ledermannii Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo
Haplormosia monophylla Haplormosia monophylla Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
Heritiera utilis Heritiera utilis Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Homalium smythei Homalium smythei Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Leafflower Phyllanthus profusus Ghana, Guinea, Liberia
Loesenera kalantha Loesenera kalantha Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia
Milicia regia Milicia regia Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal
Millettia warneckei Millettia warneckei Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo
Monocyclanthus vignei Monocyclanthus vignei Ghana, Liberia
Monopetalanthus compactus Monopetalanthus compactus Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Nauclea diderrichii Nauclea diderrichii Africa
Neolemonniera clitandrifolia Neolemonniera clitandrifolia Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
Neostenanthera hamata Neostenanthera hamata Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Nesogordonia papaverifera Nesogordonia papaverifera Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone
Ouratea amplectens Ouratea amplectens Ghana, Liberia
Piptostigma fugax Piptostigma fugax Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia
Placodiscus pseudostipularis Placodiscus pseudostipularis Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Terminalia ivorensis Terminalia ivorensis Africa
Tieghemella heckelii Tieghemella heckelii Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
Trichoscypha mannii Trichoscypha mannii Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria
Trichoscypha cavalliensis Trichoscypha cavalliensis Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia
Trichoscypha bijuga Trichoscypha bijuga Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia
Uvariodendron occidentale Uvariodendron occidentale Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria
Yellow Sterculia Eribroma oblonga Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko), Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone

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