Liberia: House Passes Conservation Bill

 The House of Representatives has passed a bill titled: “National Wildlife Conservation and Protection Area Management Law of Liberia.”

Thirty-five lawmakers voted for its passage with four abstentions and none against, after the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries as well as Judiciary submitted a report to plenary on the bill on Tuesday, November 11.

According to the Liberia News Agency, the committee in the report stressed that the passage of the bill will help create more habitats for wildlife protection and livelihood support for adjacent communities.

It also noted that the bill will help to create more jobs and employment opportunities for lots of forest dependent communities and assist in the consolidation of scanty research findings and poor documentation of indigenous knowledge.

Meanwhile, the lower House has sent the Bill to the Senate for concurrence.

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