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Sierra Leone creates rainforest park

Sierra Leone, one of Africa's poorest countries, today announced the establishment of Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP), an area of forest home to chimpanzees, a key population of pygmy hippo, and hundreds of bird species, reports the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
"In a far-sighted act, this developing West African country – which is on the front line of climate change – has decided to help the world by locking up a vast carbon store as well as protecting its unique and globally-important wildlife,"
- Tim Stowe, RSPB's International Director

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Sierra Leone creates rainforest park

Source: MongaBay, Sat December 03, 2011
Sierra Leone, one of Africa's poorest countries, today announced the establishment of Gola Rainforest National Park (GRNP), an area of forest home to chimpanzees, a key population of pygmy hippo, and hundreds of bird species, reports the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

Pneumonia vaccine ‘to save thousands of lives’

Story contains video Source: BBC, Tue January 25, 2011
A vaccine against pneumonia - the world's biggest killer of children - is being introduced in Africa and other poor countries across the world.

John Lennon’s sons and Yoko Ono revive ‘Give Peace a Chance’ to help UN

Source: UN News Centre, Fri November 06, 2009
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono recording the anti-war anthem Give Peace a Chance with the Plastic Ono Band, the United Nations announced today that the proceeds from the release of a commemorative single will garner funds for its peacebuilding efforts in countries emerging from conflict.

Renowned Swedish retailer donates proceeds from toy sales to UNICEF projects

Source: United Nations News Centre, Wed December 24, 2008
United Nations - This holiday season, scores of projects aimed at improving the education of school children around the world are set to profit from an IKEA initiative to the tune of €5 million (almost $7 million), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Saving Sierra Leone’s Chimps

Story contains video Source: AFP, Sun September 02, 2007
Hunting and habitat destruction has led to a drastic reduction in Sierra Leone's chimpanzee population in recent decades.

music serves as tool in UN-backed plan for peaceful elections in Sierra Leone

Source: UN News Centre, Tue July 31, 2007
If music be the food of love, then it can also serve to promote peaceful elections in a country recovering from a disastrous decade-long civil war. Such is the updating of the famous line from Shakespeare adapted by the United Nations and its partners to fit the upcoming polls in Sierra Leone.

Princess Finds the Shoe Fits

Source: Los Angeles Times, Wed September 20, 2006
Bumpe, Sierra Leone - As an adopted child, Sarah Culberson dreamed about what her birth parents looked like and where they came from.

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