Conservation Society of Sierra Leone

The Conservation Society of Sierra Leone (CSSL) is a non-profit organization that exists to promote conservation (wise use) and management of natural resources for sustainable development in Sierra Leone. Their vision is to make CSSL play a key role in influencing and implementing programmes for conservation, sustainable development and improved living conditions in Sierra Leone. CSSL has been in existence since 1986 and has branches across Sierra Leone with headquarters in Freetown. CSSL is the Sierra Leonean member for the Royal Society of the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and are currently working to protect the Gola Forest in the Kenema District. They coordinate the Environmental Forum for Africa (ENFORAC) - a network of environmental non-governmental organizations in Sierra Leone. CSSL has well-developed relationships and programs with other environmental organizations, the government, the public/communities and universities. CSSL and One Sky began collaborating in 2003 and are currently working on a two-year partnership project in Kono.