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Chaibo Abdala, Niassa Special Reserve ranger, awarded with the prize Ranger of the Year 2022

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(August 04, 2022) Chaibo Abdala, Niassa Special Reserve ranger, awarded with the prize Ranger of the Year 2022 in distinction during the ceremonies alluding to the World Ranger Day 2022. Chaibo received the award from the hands of Mozambique's Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibaze. This award aims to recognize the bravery of the rangers of the public and private conservation areas of Mozambique.

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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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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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