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Entries for March 2020

Niassa National Reserve adopts mechanisms to prevent Covid 19

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(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

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(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

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(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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"Poaching steals from us all" campaign launched in Mozambique

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(March 06, 2020) Poaching Steals From Us All campaign, a project championed by WildAid and ANAC, was launched this week in Maputo, Mozambique. For this stage the ambassadors chosen for the campaign were former President of Mozambique, Joaqum Chissano, and national musicians Stewart Sukuma, Lizha James and Kins Sweet (this one from Niassa Province).This project is a mass-awareness campaign intended to elevate the profile of wildlife conservation in Mozambique, emphasizing both its cultural and economic importance...

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WCS Mozambique celebrates World Wildlife Day 2020

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(March 04, 2020) On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.The UNGA resolution also designated the CITES Secretariat as the facilitator for the global observance of this special day for wildli...

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