GRASP Regional Meeting to Examine Great Ape Threats in West Africa
Sustainable palm oil, extractive industries, illegal trade and zoonotic diseases are among the key issues to be discussed at the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) Regional Meeting – West Africa, which will be held 12-13 April in Monrovia, Liberia.
The meeting will be hosted by GRASP and the Forest Development Authority (FDA) of Liberia.
The GRASP Regional Meeting – West Africa will bring together delegates from nine West African range states, along with experts from conservation organizations, United Nations agencies, funders and private companies working in the region.
GRASP stages regional meetings in Africa and Asia in order to promote collaboration and coordination among its partners. GRASP previously held regional meetings in Central Africa (2012), East Africa (2014), and Southeast Asia (2015).
Additionally, GRASP will launch a carbon and great ape population / habitat online mapping tool that was developed in collaboration with the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) – Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) programme.