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Sierra Leone sets up forest park

Date : 10th December 2007, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Sierra Leone's president has launched a scheme to save part of an endangered rainforest, which campaigners say will help fight climate change. People living near the Gola Forest, near the border with Liberia, are to be paid annually to compensate for the loss of royalties from logging firms. The 75,000 hectare park is home to 50 species of mammals, including leopards, chimpanzees and forest buffalos. President Ernest Bai Koroma hopes the new national park will boost tourism.

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