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Boosting Biodiversity Offsets: BIOFUND and WCS-Mozambique conduct strategic visit to El Salvador

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(June 07, 2024) The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS-Moçambique), partners of the COMBO+ Program, embarked on an inspiring  exchange of experiences with Fondo de Inversión Ambiental de El Salvador (FIAES). The visit was essential to understand the ten years of success of this environmental Trust Fund in the mechanism of implementation of biodiversity offsets in El Salvador, Central America. Between May 27 and 31, 2024, six members of th...

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Niassa Special Reserve holds annual meeting of tourism operators

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(May 29, 2024) The Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) held between 23 and 24 May, in Maputo, its annual meeting of tourism operators, a meeting that was attended by the Deputy Director General of the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC), Severino Khoi, and that aimed to discuss the main issues of strategic management of the Mozambican conservation area with larger population of some species, such as the cases of the wild dog (mabeco), the elephant and the lion. Severino Khoi, Deputy Director G...

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Mozambican Government and partners engaged in mitigating negative impacts on coral reefs, sea turtles and marine mammals in the oil and gas sector

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(May 28, 2024) On May 16 and 17, in Maputo city, a training course was held with the aim of developing capacities in the application of the regional guideline with best practices for mitigating potential negative impacts in the oil and gas sector, for three sensitive biodiversity features, namely: coral reefs, sea turtles and marine mammals.  The training was hosted by  the National Directorate for the Environment (DINAB) in partnership with the COMBO+ Programme [led by the Wildlife Conservation ]...

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Ministry of Land and Environment and partners organize workshop to disseminate the results of the KBAs project

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(May 24, 2024) The Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA) and its partners, namely the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and USAID, through the SPEED Program, held a workshop on 21 May to present the results of the activities carried out in Mozambique over the implementation period of the KBAs project, which are places that contribute significantly to the persistence of biodiversity globally.  Hugo Costa, WCS Mozambique Program Marine Manager, explainign the results of the KBA project This was...

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Mozambique Consolidates the Creation of the Technical-Scientific Unit to Support Biodiversity Offsets

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(May 08, 2024) The National Directorate for the Environment (DINAB) and its partners in the COMBO+ Program, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND), held the second meeting to establish the Technical-Scientific Unit to Support Biodiversity Offsets on May 2nd, 2024, in Maputo City, attended by 14 participants from 4 different sectors. The newly created Technical-Scientific Support Unit for Biodiversity Offsets is a multisectoral unity fore...

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Mozambique Strengthens the Implementation of Biodiversity Offsets with New Training

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(April 23, 2024) Between 17 and 18 April, a training was held on the implementation of biodiversity offsets in Mozambique, which attracted 109 participants in a hybrid modality. The event, organized by the COMBO+ program, was attended by 47 participants in person and 62 online. COMBO+ is a partnership between the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) and the Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA), represented by the National Environment Directorate (DI...

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WCS Joins African Leaders’ Initiative to Protect Climate-Critical Miombo Woodlands

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(April 18, 2024) The Miombo Initiative, launched during the Miombo Summit in DC today together with government, NGO partners, and the private sector, aims to protect and restore 1.9 million km2 of Miombo woodlands, which are essential for climate stability and community development. Miombo Forest in Niassa Special Reserve   Miombo woodlands are the world’s expansive dryland forest, spanning over 1.9 million km2 across more than eight countries within the greater Zambezi Basin. This extens...

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General Assemblies held for the creation and revitalization of CCPs

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(April 11, 2024) Under the Future Blue Project, led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), General Assemblies were recently held for the creation and revitalization of Community Fishing Councils (CCPs) in the Memba, Nacala-a-Velha, and Mossuril Districts in the Province of Nampula. The Environmental Association (AMA) led this activity in collaboration with the National Fisheries Administration (ADNAP) and WCS, aiming to establish governance and planning structures for the co-management of local fishery reso...

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National Administration of Conservation Areas prepares for the implementation of Biodiversity Offsets in Mozambique

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(April 03, 2024) On March 27th and 28th 2024, Maputo City hosted a training session for technicians from the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) on the new Ministerial Diploma 55/2022, which approves the Directive on Biodiversity Offsets which consists of the measurable conservation results that come from actions designed to compensate for significant residual impacts on biodiversity resulting from development projects after appropriate measures have been taken to avoid and minimize the impacts ...

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COMBO+ Program promotes a visit to exchange experiences on good practices in implementing the Mitigation Hierarchy

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(March 18, 2024) The partners of the COMBO+ program, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) and the National Directorate for the Environment (DINAB), in partnership with the company KENMARE Resources plc, promoted a visit to exchange experiences involving government entities and civil society, with the aim of providing technicians from all the institutions involved with the opportunity to analyze and discuss practical aspects on the ground, in a dyn...

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