Yearly Archives: 2023

02 May

The Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Threat to Conservation and Wildlife Protection

By Daniella Samura, Communication Officer Tacugama Community Outreach Program (TCOP) “We all have a responsibility to protect endangered species, both for their sake and for the sake of our own future generations.” (Loretta Lynch, the former United States Attorney General) Wildlife species are the building blocks of Earth’s life-support systems providing us with water, food, fuel and medicines. Sadly, one-third of all animals and plant species could face extinction by “2070” due to climate change (Legal Atlas 2022). The illegal wildlife trade is...

29 Mar

Women’s History Month

By Haja Isatu Bah (Media and Development Coordinator) “The environment, after all, is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest. It is one thing that all of us share. It is not only a mirror of ourselves, but a focusing lens on what we can become.” Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Primatologist. As we conclude the celebrations of women’s history month, It is very important that we understand and acknowledge the vital role women play in protecting our environment...

13 Feb

The Face of “Babu” and Other Wildlife on the New Salone Passport

Daniella Samura,  Communication Officer Tacugama Community Outreach Program (TCOP) Sierra Leone is a small and beautiful country located on the West Coast of Africa. Its beautiful mountains along the peninsular which resemble a sleeping lion earned it the name “Lion Mountain”. Ironically, many Sierra Leoneans haven’t seen a lion in Sierra Leone. Notwithstanding, Sierra Leone is blessed with a lot of flora and fauna (biodiversity). It is endowed with animals like chimpanzees, forest elephants, pygmy hippos, different species of monkeys, birds, and...