Sapo National Park

Sapo, Liberia’s only national park, is a lush 1808 sq km (698 sq mi) tract containing some of West Africa’s last remaining primary rainforest, as well as forest elephants, pygmy hippos, chimpanzees, antelopes and other wildlife, although these populations suffered greatly during the final years of fighting.

Large swathes of nearby forest, as well as some forest areas within the park itself, were also felled.

With the recent eviction of the remaining squatters from Sapo, work is now getting started on rebuilding infrastructure, including park headquarters, and on enforcing its protected status.

If you are interested in visiting, the best contact for updated information is the Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL).

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