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Entries for July 2022

Mozambique highlighted in expanded report on 2022 Sustainable Development Goal 15

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(July 19, 2022) The annual Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) report is the official UN report that monitors global progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Using the latest available data and estimates, it gives the global community a reality check on the devastating impacts of multiple crises affecting people's lives and livelihoods. This report is prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (ONE DESA) in collaboration with the entire UN Statistical System, com...

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WCS takes part in the study Exploring Routes to Coexistence: Developing and Testing a Human–Elephant Conflict-Management Framework for African Elephant-Range Countries

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(July 07, 2022) Creating a future for elephants and people is a highly complex and dynamic challenge, involving social, behavioral, and ecological dimensions as well as multiple actors with various interests. To foster learning from human–elephant conflict (HEC) management projects and share best practices, a study was conducted to review the management of conflicts between elephants and humans in 12 African countries by qualitative expert interviews. Based on this information, a HEC management framework ...

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Government of Mecula and Niassa Special Reserve seek mechanisms to mitigate uncontrolled burning

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(July 06, 2022) Yesterday morning, July 5th, Mr. António Joaquim Paulo, Mecula District Administrator, received in his office Mr. Terêncio Tamele, Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) Warden, who was accompanied by four (04) experts on uncontrolled burning, of South African nationality, belonging to an organisation dedicated to the fight against uncontrolled burning, called WORKING FIRE. This entity visited Mecula District (which is within REN) in order to study the best way to prevent and combat uncontrolled bu...

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Building a Blue Future for Ecosystems and People on the North Coast of Mozambique

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(July 04, 2022) Background The East Coast of Africa including the shorelines of Mozambique contain some of the most biodiverse marine systems in the world, and mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reefs provide ecologically interconnected systems that support the livelihoods of millions of people. For example, the World Bank has identified Mozambique as a nation where protecting mangroves can greatly protect its coastlines, which are very susceptible to climate change effects. The Ministry of Land and Environ...

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