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Reserva Nacional do Niassa celebra hoje 65 anos desde a sua criação

(October 09, 2019) O Reserva Nacional do Niassa celebra hoje 65 anos de existência. Esta foi estabelecida em 1954 para proteger uma área de quase 100.000 km2 contra a proliferação da caça. Em Outubro do mesmo ano, com o objectivo de promover a protecção de espécies selvagens nativas desta parte do norte do país, foi criada a Reserva de Caça do Niassa.Em 1960, foi reconhecida como uma reserva de caça parcial e suas fronteiras formais foram ...

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WCS receives a bus from UNDP under the PROBIO project.

(October 03, 2019) As part of the project “Strengthening the Conservation of Globally Endangered Species in Mozambique through Improved Biodiversity Law Enforcement and Expansion of Community Conservation Areas in the Protected Areas and Buffer Zones”, an award was made today (02/10/2019) of a TATA-branded bus by the United Nations Development Program in Mozambique (UNDP) to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The event was chaired by Mr. Francisco Roquette, UNDP Deputy Representative and James Ba...

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Mozambique painted dog populations

(September 23, 2019) A study by TwoCan Conservation shows that Mozambique has a population of approximately 600 adult mabecos, of which between 300 and 350 have their habitat in the Niassa National Reserve.Remember that the African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) is the emblematic animal of the Niassa National Reserve (printed on its logo) and is a species of canid found only on the African continent, especially in savannah and lightly wooded areas. They are cunning predators that live and hunt in packs of up to 40 individ...

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Health education in Niassa National Reserve

(September 19, 2019) A brazilian team of Medical Professors from the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Holy House of Mercy of Porto Alegre  and Unilasalle, led by the Director of the Faculty of Forest and Faunal Resources Management at the Catholic University of Mozambique in Lichinga, Felipe Andre Angst, visited the headquarters of the Niassa National Reserve from September 15th to 18th with the aim of establishing a first contact to start collaborative programs in the field of pu...

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Holiday lights - Niassa National Reserve

(September 19, 2019)  Credits: Philip Mclellan


Mozambique; Rhino horn trafficker sentenced to 15 years in jail

(September 19, 2019) Maputo Judicial Court has sentenced a Chinese citizen to 15 years in prison for trafficking rhino horns.Source: http://https//clubofmozambique.com/news/mozambique-rhino-horn-trafficker-sentenced-to-15-years-in-jail-140299/

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Ministry orders halt to sale of ivory souvenirs

(September 19, 2019) The Ministry of Environment of Cambodja has issued a total of 59 notices to souvenir vendors in the capital and Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk provinces instructing them to halt the selling of sculptures made of elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns and all forms of trade involving wild animals.Source: https://m.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-orders-halt-sale-ivory-souvenirshttp://

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National Plan for Territorial Development (PNDT)

(September 17, 2019) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) participated in the third public consultation, as part of the preparation of the National Plan for Territorial Development (PNDT), held in August, which took place in Ponta do Ouro, Matutuine District, Maputo Province.The event consisted of the presentation of the preliminary technical proposal, action plan and the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (AASE).Under the MoU with MITADER for technical support on biodiversity issues, WCS has been invo...

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Crossed glances between human being and the ocean

(September 17, 2019) Mozambique has an incredible Marine Biodiversity that is rich for economic and tourism development, but also a challenge. This is the reason that Biofund (WCS Mozambique partner) and French Embassy are organizing exhibition of documentaries and workshops to discuss how to reconcile economic and human activities and the preservation of marine biodiversity in Mozambique.One of the great moments of the event will be the screening of the documentary “Mother Ocean”, as part of the collabo...

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Ruvuma River: For People and Nature

(September 17, 2019) The Ruvuma trans-boundary landscape, shared between Mozambique and Tanzania, is possibly the most important intact and relatively unfragmented remaining space for wildlife in Africa. But it is not just for wildlife; it is home to over 8 million people who depend on the Miombo forests, Coastal Forests Rivers and the lake of the region for natural resources and environmental services that sustain their livelihoods. With existing trans-border agreements and national policies there is opportuni...

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