Gola Rainforest Project: Connecting Forests & People


The Gola Rainforest project is a catalyst for peace, prosperity and national pride in Sierra Leone, ensuring that the globally important habitats, biodiversity and environmental services of the Gola Rainforest National Park and the wider Gola landscape are conserved and that neighbouring communities are active environmental stewards of the natural resource base that underpins and enhances their livelihoods.


Key Facts:

  • Gola is located in Sierra Leone and is West Africa's first REDD+ Project.
  • Protects the largest area of rainforest in Sierra Leone and protects 60 globally threatened species.
  • Promotes sustainable development and livelihood activities for 122 forest edge communities (~24,000 people) in the world's 8th poorest country.

Impacto del proyecto