19 Dec '11, 4pm

Camera trap films the nocturnal and secretive pygmy hippo. (via @mongabay) #greennews

Liberia fights illegal logging through agreement with EU (05/10/2011) The tiny West African nation of Liberia (about the size of the US state of Virginia) is the most recent country to work with the European Union (EU) on ending the illegal logging trade. Yesterday the EU and Liberia signed a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) that would make certain no raw wood or wood products exported from Liberia to the EU would have been illegally cut. 95% of Liberia's elephants killed by poachers (01/24/2011) Since the 1980s, Liberia has lost 19,000 elephants to illegal poaching, according to Patrick Omondi of the Kenya Wildlife Service speaking in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. The poaching of Liberia's elephants has cut the population by 95% leaving only 1,000 elephants remaining. Facing moratorium and criticism in Indonesia, Sinar Mas looks to Liberia for new palm oil opport...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1219-hance_pygmyhippo.html


Pygmy Hippo Filmed for the First Time in Liberia

treehugger.com 20 Dec '11, 5am

It's hard not to gush upon seeing one of nature's most perfectly pudgy creations, the rare Pygmy Hippo -- though until now...