Investigating the conservation status of the pygmy hippopotamus in the Sapo National Park, Liberia

James W. Gbeaduh

The internship is aimed at developing the technical capacity of a young Liberian conservationist through training in applied research, ecological survey techniques and biomonitoring. The internship will contribute to an already existing project – ‘Building the capacity of the next generation of Liberian conservation professionals’ and to the National Pygmy Hippopotamus Action Plan. The intern will collect data on pygmy hippos and participate fully in the annual biomonitoring programme (including camera trapping surveys) in Sapo. The internship will help to maintain interest in young graduates in the field of conservation, thereby retaining the relevant technical capacity for promoting conservation in Liberia.