Environment


Clement Tweh is an up and coming Liberian conservationist whose work on Liberian endangered chimpanzee species has resulted in several scholarly presentations and publications

Establishing Liberia in the Body of Conservation Literature: The Work of Clement Tweh

Although the name Clement Tweh may not be familiar to most Liberians, if one were to Google his name, almost every entry that pops up links his name to the first nationwide chimpanzee survey or conservation research in Liberia. Clement is an up and coming Liberian conservationist whose work on Liberian endangered chimpanzee species has resulted in several scholarly presentations and publications.


(L) Aslauga larseni male underside; (r) Aslauga larseni male upperside

Unique Butterfly Reported in Nimba County

Liberia is now the home to a unique new species of butterfly. The species which belongs to the Aslauga ernesti-group in the Blue Family (Lycaenidae) was discovered in Liberia’s Nimba Mountains and was published online on the 21st July in Metamorphosis, a peer reviewed journal published by the LEPIDOPTERISTS’ SOCIETY OF AFRICA.


The flooded corridor of Marvii Sonii Elementary and Jr. High School in Clara Town

“It is bad Inside Clara Town”

Yesterday’s torrential rainfall left the Vai and Clara town communities badly flooded up to a foot or more in some areas with no option for residents but to wade through the muddy water to get to their destinations.

As the rainy season settles in for the next six months, heavy tropical rainstorms like this morning’s downpour with crashes of thunder and lightning can be expected. Also not surprising is the flooding of many residential areas in the country which have not been fixed to prevent them from being submerged by the torrential rainfall.


Women returning from fetching water from the pond; town chief Victor Juah explaining about the water

Over 1000 Malangai Residents Drink Unsafe Water

For over fifty years, inhabitants of Malangai, a small, remote farming community of over 1000 residents in Zota District, Bong County just a stone’s throw from the Guinean border, have fetched unsafe water from a muddy pond for drinking and other domestic uses.

Water related diseases leading to deaths seem to be commonplace among the residents, as they narrated to the Daily Observer.

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