Green Media Campaigners (GMC) which seeks to promote environmental action for green environment wants the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to commit to the Ramsar wetlands convention which was signed by Liberia on July 21, 2003.
The group said the Government of Liberia should take steps to protect and sustainably manage wetlands, especially those declared as Ramsar sites of international significance in Liberia, particularly; Marshall in Margibi County, Mesurado in Montserrado County, Gbedin in Nimba County, Lake Piso in Grand Cape Mount County and Kpatawee in Bong County.
GMC indicated that the EPA is mandated by legislation and charged with the responsibility to manage and protect the environment and that EPA must view this responsibility as critical because wetlands play an important role in the processes that keep our landscapes healthy and productive.
Green Media is therefore urging the Government of Liberia to prioritize environmental issues in its development agenda and strengthen collaborations with relevant institutions, NGOs, INGO, academic institutions, and civil society by undertaking actions to raise public awareness of wetlands values and benefits as well as promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands.
In a press release issued over the weekend, Steve Doito, lead campaigner of the group explained that the group’s vision is to galvanize people across the country to live sustainable lifestyles and will work tirelessly to achieve its goals.
“GMC has emerged to help create environmental awareness and responsibility and helping corporate interests green their bottom lines and give back to environmental causes,” Doito noted.
Under its advocacy, Doito explained that Green media will work to build public awareness to include indigenous people in discussion of land use, protect conversion of natural forest and habitat as well.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/epa-demolishes-structures-on-wetlands/