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Entries for April 2021

Afonso Madope is the new Country Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society Mozambique

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(April 09, 2021) Afonso Madope is the new national director of the Wildlife Conservation Society Mozambique (WCS), the first Mozambican to hold the position. In his new role, Madope brings a life dedicated to conservation matters and extensive experience in the field.Afonso Madope is a Mozambican conservation and biodiversity expert with 30 years of experience in advancing conservation initiatives throughout Mozambique. Dr. Madope worked 9 years at Office Forestry and Wildlife at the Ministry of Agriculture, fir...

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WCS Mozambique awarded a SOFAR Trident ROV

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(April 09, 2021) WCS Mozambique was recently awarded a SOFAR Trident ROV. The plan is to use this modern tool to support our fieldwork, primarily on coral reefs. The ROV is useful to save time while performing visual assessment of both known reefs (monitoring) or new reefs (exploration), as well as help us define new areas of interest for MPAs. Exploring deep reefs where diving is more complicated is made easy by the ROV, which can go up to 50m depth. So far, we have tested the ROV in the Primeiras e Segund...

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Poacher sentenced to 16 years in prison due crimes against wildlife in Niassa Special Reserve

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(April 01, 2021) A mozambican citizen, André Mariano Baridi, 31, from Mueda District, was sentenced yesterday by the Judicial Court of Cabo Delgado Province to 16 years, accused of crimes against wildlife committed in the Niassa Special Reserve (NSR), in 2020.André Baridi (in the middle)The trial held on 25th March this year was based on the indictment of the crime of poaching in the form of attempted trapping. The citizen was captured carrying hunting implements and mechanical traps for large anim...

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