The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in partnership with the Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA), represented by the National Directorate for the Environment (DINAB), as part of the Mainstreaming Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), Piloting Blue Carbon, and Strengthening Coral Reef Fisheries in Mozambique project funded by SPEED+, has been supporting assessment of the conservation status of 30 coastal plant species since October 5, 2023, by applying the criteria of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. The assessment involves the participation of 10 national plant specialists, including academics, members of the Southern African Plant Specialist Group and members of the National Coordination Group (NCG) for the KBAs and the IUCN Red List.
The assessment is carried out in a participatory manner where all available information about the species is filled in on the IUCN Species Information Service (SIS), which is the central database used by the IUCN to store and manage species records and assessments for publication on the IUCN Red List. This is the second time that WCS and DINAB work closely to promote assessment of endemic and near-endemic species through applying the IUCN Red List criteria and categories to determine the conservation status of the species.
Please find more information about Red Lists of species and ecosystem in Mozambique here