Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Gola Forest has the highest species in Africa

Conservation Society Executive Director, Daniel Saffa Friday informed journalists that the Sierra Leone Gola Forest located in the eastern districts of Kenema, and Kailahun, and part of the south of Pujehun has the highest amount of species. Saffa who was speaking at the Conservation week -long celebration at his No 2 Pyke Street Office in Freetown, with this year's theme as "Cities magnet of hope and connecting People with birds and environments" said the forest has over 600 different kinds of butter flies that are not easily found anywhere in the world adding that it is good that the community people protect these animals and also preserve their environments. He further stated that the reason why they decided to use birds as their theme is that, birds are indicators of good environments and are very sensitive to pollutions and other environmental problems. Saffa revealed that Sierra Leone has a National Park and other places with international standards that attract tourists.