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Virtual photographic exhibition of underwater life in Mozambique to celebrate World Oceans Day

(July 06, 2020) With more than 2,700km of coastline, Mozambique is home to one of the most diverse marine life spots in the world and is recognized for having 9 out of 21 sites of recognized ecological importance in the East Africa region and 2 out of 36 marine life biodiversity hotspots.The main coastal ecosystems include mangrove forests, estuaries, seagrass beds, coral reefs and wetlands that support high biodiversity, high endemism and endangered species: sharks and rays, more than 350 species of molluscs, ...

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World Environment Day at Niassa Special Reserve

(June 05, 2020) The Niassa Special Reserve celebrated today, 5th of June, the World Environment Day, under the theme “We will conserve biodiversity to guarantee the life of Planet Earth”.The central celebrations took place in the village of Nampequesso, Mecula District, in Nissan Province and were guided by the Administrator of the District of Mecula, Mr. Armindo Bindo, having also counted on the presence of the Warden of the National Special of Niassa, Nilton Cuna, the Program Director, Local Leade...

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World Environment Day 2020

(June 05, 2020) On this landmark date for humanity, we want to thank the work done by the co-management team of the Niassa National Reserve, the tour operators, the partners, the district governments, and, last but most importantly, the local community that has done everything to protect this precious asset that is the Niassa National Reserve.Let's all together protect our environment!

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Message from WCS on the ninth anniversary of ANAC

(May 28, 2020) Hello dear ANAC colleagues,On this special date, we would like to extend our sincere thanks for the unconditional support that ANAC has given to the development of WCS activities in Mozambique.Our partnership in the co-management of the Niassa Special Reserve has proved to be extremely important for the country to maintain good levels of conservation of biodiversity in the largest conservation area in Mozambique.In this way, we want to reiterate our commitment to the premises defined by the Gove...

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Mozambique: Gilé and Chimanimani become National Parks, Niassa becomes Special Reserve

(May 21, 2020) The Council of Ministers yesterday approved the change in the classification of three conservation so as to enable the modernisation of their management and improvement in their ability to attract tourists and earn revenue. One of these areas is the Niassa National Reserve, which covers part of Niassa and Cabo Delgado provinces, and is now called Niassa Special Reserve. The designation of the Gilé Reserve in Zambézia province and Chimanimani Reserve in Manica province has also been...

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Condolence message to Virunga National Park,

(April 27, 2020) It is with deep regret and consternation that WCS Mozambique became aware of the tragic criminal attack that killed 13 employees at Virunga National Park, including 12 rangers. Life has several mysteries, the biggest of which is death. We can never understand why loved ones leave this world. The pain we feel is immeasurable because of your losses. At these times there is no word that can be said to be able to comfort our hearts. Everything seems to lose its meaning and become small in the face o...

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The world celebrates Earth Day today

(April 22, 2020) The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenges — but also the vast opportunities — of acting on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.At the end of 2020, nations will be expected to increase their national commitments to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. T...

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Niassa National Reserve adopts mechanisms to prevent Covid 19

(March 23, 2020) The Niassa National Reserve (RNN) has been raising its level of hygiene and safety at work in the face of the Covid Pandemic 19 which has already claimed the lives of more than 16,000 people worldwide. For this purpose, lectures have already been held, with Rangers as the main target group, for the dissemination of preventive measures against Covid 19. Thus, in all patrol posts, the measures already defined by the Central Government are being strictly observed, especially with regard to mandator...

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Biodiversity offsets meeting: a mechanism to support national biodiversity targets, including protected areas in Mozambique

(March 16, 2020) WCS Mozambique host last week in Maputo a meeting to discuss the biodiversity offsets in Mozambique. The meeting had the following objectives: share knowledge and best practices from the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy around the world; introduce the current legal context for the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy and biodiversity offsets in Mozambique; and discuss on offsets feasibility inside existing Protected Areas and on how these can be used to expand or create new Prote...

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South Africa-Mozambique Cooperation Reduces Rhino Poaching

(March 06, 2020) Officials at South African National Parks say cooperation with neighboring Mozambique has been a key factor in reducing rhinoceros poaching in the famous Kruger National Park. Kruger is home to the world's largest wild rhino population, and has proven a tempting target for poachers who for years jumped the park’s borders.South African rangers, their Mozambique counterparts and private business people leasing land from Mozambique's government recently met with journalists on the border fenc...

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