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Entries for June 2023

Government technicians from the environment sector of the southern region of Mozambique trained on the importance of mainstreaming Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) into provincial, district and special spatial plans

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(June 28, 2023) Training of technicians from the Provincial Environment Services and Directorates and the Technical Commission for Environmental Impact Assessment of the southern region (Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane) on the importance of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) for planning, spatial planning and environmental impact assessment of the country took place on 21-22 June 2023 in Maputo City. According to the Decree No. 51/2021 of July 19, KBAs are considered protected areas for birdlife and its habitats, and...


Members of the National Coordination Group for Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) trained in the KBA identification process

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(June 21, 2023) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) through the Project Mainstreaming Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), piloting Blue Carbon, and Strengthening Coral Reef Fisheries in Mozambique funded by SPEED, held between 15 and 16 June 2023 a capacity building workshop to the National Coordination Group of Key Biodiversity Areas, Species and Ecosystem Red Lists, which counted with 24 participants. The workshop was conducted by four WCS Mozambican technicians with experience in KBAs, with the aim of ...


WCS Mozambique participates in World Oceans Day celebrations on TV show

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(June 19, 2023) WCS Mozambique was invited by TVM - the Mozambican national TV channel - for an interview on the World Oceans Day. Naseeba J. Sidat, Marine Program Assistant and master's Candidate at the UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) was WCS's representative.   Naseeba pointed out the marine biodiversity richness of Mozambique, where > 100 sharks and rays have been identified to date, 5 sea turtle species, the only viable population of dugong in the Western Indian Ocean, besides relevant populati...


National biodiversity experts trained in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's methodology for conducting Red List of threatened species assessments

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(June 03, 2023) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with the Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA), represented by the National Directorate of Environment (DINAB) under the projects “Mainstreaming Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), piloting Blue Carbon, and Strengthening Coral Reef Fisheries in Mozambique “funded by the project SPEED and “Spatial Biodiversity Assessment, Prioritization and Planning (SBAPP)”, funded by AFD and FFEM, held between 22 and 26 May 2023 a traini...




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