Local communities in Liberia have become prone to the adverse effects of global climate change. Increased in temperature, changes in precipitation patterns, and more frequent extreme proceedings resulting in erratic rainfall pattern, floods and crops failures are already being experienced (NAPA, Liberia, 2008).
Liberia tropical rain forests are home to hundreds of thousands of land-based species of animals, plants and insects. These rain forest also combat climate change and buffer the impacts of storms and floods. By feeding our rivers, rain forests supply drinking water for nearly half of the largest cities in the region. They also provide shelter, jobs and security for forest-dependent populations.