Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary is dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and release of animals confiscated from the bushmeat and pet trade in Liberia. We are committed to educating and raising awareness of the laws protecting wildlife in Liberia and promoting the need for wildlife to stay wild.
The Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary is the first and only wildlife rescue center for different species of wildlife in Liberia and officially opened on May 6th 2017. It is an officially registered NGO and is a partnership between the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), the European Union, Humane Society International and the Tikki Hywood Foundation (Zimbabwe) with the following aims:
· Provide care and give support to confiscated wild animals kept as pets or destined to bushmeat;
· Release confiscated wild animals back into the wild whenever possible;
· Provide lifelong care for the animals that cannot be released;
· Protect sea turtles nesting grounds, guide the hatchlings back to the Atlantic Ocean;
· Encourage volunteer participation in nature work (protection, caretaking, release, etc…);
· Raise awareness on illegal trafficking of wildlife in Liberia;
· Educate people on Liberia’s wildlife.
So far, more than 600 animals have entered the sanctuary and 300 have been released back into the wild! Find out more about the work we do and how you can help!
Wild animals are being poached, sold or kept as a pet on a massive scale here in Liberia. But a new law was passed in 2016 to protect Liberia's wildlife. The animals that are being confiscated by authorities are brought to the sanctuary where they are given a second chance! Learn more about the work that we do by clicking the button below.
Taking care of animals is very expensive. A lot of animals means buying a lot of food, not to mention the medical care they need or the enclosures they require. Virtually adopting an animal will help us make ends meet, and allow you to be part of wildlife conservation in Liberia!
What is a pangolin? Not many people know what a pangolin is, but they should!
Pangolins are heavily poached in Africa and Asia for their meat and scales, making them the most trafficked mammal in the world! Find out more about these shy and unique creatures and the efforts Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary puts in to help save them from extinction.
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Never a dull moment at the sanctuary! Follow the ups and downs in the daily life of a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center by clicking the button below!
We can always use help and there are many ways to do so: whether it's through volunteering, donating or items we could use. Click the link on top of the page to see how you can help out!
Pangolins. The world's most illegally trafficked mammal. They are also killed on a large scale for the illegal bushmeat trade across Africa. If we don't act now, we might lose these shy and gentle creatures forever... Libassa Wildlife Sanctuary, in collaboration with Tikki Hywood Foundation, is the only sanctuary in Liberia (and neighboring countries) to rescue and rehabilitate pangolins that are victims of the illegal trade. We cannot do this without your help and support. Please consider making a donation by clicking the button on top of this page. Any donation will go directly towards pangolin conservation. Thank you!
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We have tours daily at:
There is a US $10 entrance fee to help us feed and rehabilitate the animals at the sanctuary. Children under 10 are free.
School groups are $1 per child and $10 for teachers.
Please remember to bring your mask to protect the animals, team and yourselves while in the sanctuary - it is compulsory to come on the tour.
There are no opportunities to visit the sanctuary outside of scheduled tour times unless by prior arrangement
Marshall Road, Kpan's Town, Margibi County, Liberia