The Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) celebrated World Wildlife Day with an event held at Lichengue Community Primary School in Mecula District attended by 111 people. Participants included community members and leaders, Mecula District Services for Economic Activities (SDAE) representatives, members of the Natural Resources Management Committee and NSR Community Conservation Department staff.
Highlights of the celebrations included the planting of 10 native tree seedlings (chanfuta) and a lecture on the community's role in biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resources management. Snacks provided at the end of the event were also popular!
Supported by the European Union project ‘Disrupt Illicit Supply Chains on Wildlife’, the event aimed to raise awareness among students and the broader community about the need for wildlife conservation and benefits attained from its preservation.