The Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibaze, leads tomorrow, 21st May 2021, at 09:00 AM, in Maputo City, the ceremony for the Official Launch of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Mozambique.
KBAs are sites that contribute significantly to the persistence of global biodiversity in terrestrial, freshwater, marine and groundwater systems and are identified based on a set of international scientific criteria.
The identification and mapping activity of the twenty-nine (29) KBAs was undertaken as part of a partnership between the Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and was funded by USAID through the SPEED+ Project.
The official launch of the Key Biodiversity Areas will mark the central ceremonies, in the country, of the World Threatened Species Day, 21st May, and the World Biodiversity Day, which is celebrated on 22nd May. This year this day will be celebrated under the slogan "We are part of the solution for nature".
The event can be seen virtually on the following platforms:
Zoom: http:// https://zoom.us/j/94679522921?pwd=SW9KSTFtc3pNdkgyaDY2Q2RQVis2QT09