Understanding the distribution, value and threats to ‘Okoubaka aubrevillei’ in West Africa

Solomon Tamba George

The tree species Okoubaka aubrevillei, also known as the ‘death tree’ is Endangered with only 100-2,500 mature trees remaining in Africa. During his internship Solomon be will helping to establish the distribution of the Okoubaka Death Tree in West Africa, and map its location. He will also be conducting research alongside a local botanist expert to establish knowledge of the species from sites in Liberia and Guinea and working with local communities to understand its cultural values, uses and potential threats to its persistence within its remaining range.