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Entries for June 2022

Building A Blue Future for Ecosystems and People on the East African Coast: New ~8 Million Euro Partnership Announced for Mozambique

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(June 30, 2022) Just launched at UN Ocean, a new 5-year, 7.9 million euro project will scale up much-needed conservation work in northern Mozambique for the benefit of ecosystems and local communities alike. From left to right: Sean Nazerali, Director of Innovative Financing at Biofund, Simeão Lopes, CEO of ProAzul Trust Fund, Markus Knigge, CEO of Blue Action Fund, and Hugo Costa, Marine Program Director for WCS Mozambique “Building a Blue Future for Ecosystems and People on the East African Co...

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New KBA projects promoted by WCS in Mozambique

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(June 23, 2022) WCS Mozambique continues to invest on identifying Key Biodiversity Areas and supporting Red List Assessments that will inform biodiversity assessments, prioritization and planning, and support the implementation of the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in the country. In 2019, Mozambique started one of the first KBAs assessments worldwide which was applied to the whole country, including terrestrial and marine realms, assessing ecosystems, flora and fauna, including invertebrates. Impor...

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WCS offers communication material to the Ministry of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries

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(June 12, 2022) WCS has offered communication material to the Ministry of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries (MIMAIP), in an event held as part of the celebrations of the World Ocean Day (June 8th). The communication material consists of 14 Rollups on the Regulation of Protected Marine Species (REPMAR), and the delivery was made by the Country Director of WCS Mozambique, Afonso Madope, to the Minister of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, Lídia de Fátima Cardoso. Thus, WCS has strengthened its commit...

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WCS and Shark Conservation Fund work together to protect shark and ray species in Mozambique

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(June 08, 2022) Southern Mozambique (SWIO) is a hotspot for shark and ray biodiversity, yet some of these species are threatened with extinction, or classified as data deficient (meaning there is insufficient data to assess their conservation status). A project has therefore been initiated through funding provided by the Shark Conservation Fund to contribute to improving the conservation status of threatened shark and ray species in Mozambique, through a combination of policy and on-the-ground conservation init...

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A collaborative project to strengthen spatial biodiversity assessment, prioritization and planning in Southern Africa

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(June 08, 2022) On 7 June 2022, in the presence of the French Ambassador to South Africa, SANBI signed a financial agreement with Agence Française de Développement to implement a spatial biodiversity assessment, prioritisation and planning project (SBAPP).  Mapping the occurrence and status of species and ecosystems in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Malawi will produce information that assists in the development of national strategies and action plans to ensure biodiversity is integrated into the...

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Innovation on Biodiversity Conservation in Mozambique: New Ministerial Diploma on Biodiversity Offsets approved by Mozambican Government

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(June 01, 2022) On 19th May 2022, the Ministerial Diploma 55/2022 on the implementation of Biodiversity Offsets was published in the Mozambican Official Gazette. This legal instrument arises as a requirement of the Environmental Impact Regulation (Decree 54/2015 of 31 December) and will now enable the Government of Mozambique to ensure that development projects of category A+ or A that cause residual negative impacts on biodiversity considered very important (e.g. threatened species or ecosystems) implement bio...

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