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Naseeba Sidat - Faith and Perseverance: two keys to fulfill a dream

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(September 01, 2021) With the dream to improve technical and scientific skills to better support the biodiversity conservation in Mozambique and in the world, Naseeba Sidat, a young mozambican woman, will pursue her MSc degree on Coastal and Science Policy (CSP) Program at University of California Santa Cruz. Naseeba has a passion for nature and understands the importance of ecosystem connectedness for conservation. She started her conservation career volunteering with marine biodiversity programs in 2012 and gradua...

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Burning Awareness Programme in Niassa Special Reserve

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(July 20, 2021) The Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) recently held an awareness campaign on bushfires aimed at raising the awareness of communities in the localities of Mecula, Mbamba, Lugenda and Naulala about the impact of uncontrolled bushfires on the daily lives of humans, and the impact of fires on biodiversity.  The campaign covered approximately 1,500 families, focusing on young people, honey collectors, children, adults and the elderly, and was carried out through door-to-door contacts, giving priori...

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Niassa Special Reserve promotes agricultural development project

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(July 13, 2021) Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) promotes training on the use and maintenance of sustainable irrigation pumps with producers from the vegetable producer block in Lichengue village, in Mecula District, Niassa Province. Two pumps and an equal number of sprayers were allocated to the producers, with the Economic Activities Distrital Services (SDAE) partner from Mecula, as part of the livestock promotion project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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WCS signs memorandum of understanding with the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries Ministry (MIMAIP)

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(June 08, 2021) WCS signed today (8th June), in Maputo, a memorandum of understanding with the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries Ministry (MIMAIP) following the extended public audition on the preparation of the maritime spatial plan (POEM), which coincides with World Oceans Day, celebrated today.The agreement was signed by the WCS Mozambique Country Director, Afonso Madope, and the Permanent Secretary of MIMAIP, Xavier Munjovo, and its main objective is to establish the mechanisms of collaboration between the p...

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Training in Wildlife Poisoning - Incident Assessment and Response

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(June 04, 2021) Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) organized recently a training on "Wildlife Poisoning - Incident Assessment and Response" in Mbatamila - NSR's headquarters. A total of 33 technicians from various departments of the Reserve participated, with emphasis on the Department of Law Enforcement and the Department of Communities, including 2 technicians from the District Services of Economic Activities of Mecula District (SDAE). The training was facilitated by Mr. André Botha, from EWT - Endengered Wi...

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Visit of the Delegation of the US Embassy of Mozambique to the Niassa Special Reserve

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(June 04, 2021) On May 29th 2021 Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) Headquarters received a delegation from the US Embassy in Mozambique, composed of the following: ·       Colonel Fergal O’Reilly – Defense Attaché; ·       Robert S. Elliot – Assistant Defense Attaché; ·       Patrick S. Gan – Environment, Science and Technology Attaché of the Embassy's Department...

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First Niassa Special Reserve Science Meeting and Miombo Network Meeting: from science to miombo woodlands management

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(June 04, 2021) The Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering (FAEF), from Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), has been leading the Miombo Regional Network since 2011. The MN is composed of scientists from several countries in Africa, Europe and the United States. At the same time, FAEF has been leading a research program on fires and the dynamics of miombo woodlands in the Niassa Special Reserve, for more than 15 years. Thus, an event was held that brought together scientists from the Miombo Network an...

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Another joint Human wildlife conflict mitigation team is set up.

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(June 01, 2021) Last week, another Human wildlife conflict mitigation team (HWC) was formed in Marrupa, which is integrated by the Niassa Special Reserve (NSR), Mozambique Republic Police (PRM) and District Services for Economic Activities (SDAE) which will work to scare away wild animals to communities in the buffer zone, in the District of Marrupa.   During the meeting, scare kits were handed out to the SDAE's (firecrackers, horns, torches and reflective tapes). It should be noted that this is the seco...

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Official launch of the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Mozambique

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(May 20, 2021) The Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibaze, leads tomorrow, 21st May 2021, at 09:00 AM, in Maputo City, the ceremony for the Official Launch of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Mozambique.KBAs are sites that contribute significantly to the persistence of global biodiversity in terrestrial, freshwater, marine and groundwater systems and are identified based on a set of international scientific criteria. The identification and mapping activity of the twenty-nine (29) KBAs was undertaken a...

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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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