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Holiday lights - Niassa National Reserve

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(September 19, 2019)  Credits: Philip Mclellan

Mozambique; Rhino horn trafficker sentenced to 15 years in jail

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(September 19, 2019) Maputo Judicial Court has sentenced a Chinese citizen to 15 years in prison for trafficking rhino horns.Source: http://https//


Ministry orders halt to sale of ivory souvenirs

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(September 19, 2019) The Ministry of Environment of Cambodja has issued a total of 59 notices to souvenir vendors in the capital and Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk provinces instructing them to halt the selling of sculptures made of elephant ivory or rhinoceros horns and all forms of trade involving wild animals.Source:


National Plan for Territorial Development (PNDT)

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(September 17, 2019) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) participated in the third public consultation, as part of the preparation of the National Plan for Territorial Development (PNDT), held in August, which took place in Ponta do Ouro, Matutuine District, Maputo Province.The event consisted of the presentation of the preliminary technical proposal, action plan and the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (AASE).Under the MoU with MITADER for technical support on biodiversity issues, WCS has been invo...


Crossed glances between human being and the ocean

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(September 17, 2019) Mozambique has an incredible Marine Biodiversity that is rich for economic and tourism development, but also a challenge. This is the reason that Biofund (WCS Mozambique partner) and French Embassy are organizing exhibition of documentaries and workshops to discuss how to reconcile economic and human activities and the preservation of marine biodiversity in Mozambique.One of the great moments of the event will be the screening of the documentary “Mother Ocean”, as part of the collabo...


Ruvuma River: For People and Nature

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(September 17, 2019) The Ruvuma trans-boundary landscape, shared between Mozambique and Tanzania, is possibly the most important intact and relatively unfragmented remaining space for wildlife in Africa. But it is not just for wildlife; it is home to over 8 million people who depend on the Miombo forests, Coastal Forests Rivers and the lake of the region for natural resources and environmental services that sustain their livelihoods. With existing trans-border agreements and national policies there is opportuni...


Training in CEDAR (SMART platform)

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(September 02, 2019) Niassa National Reserve hosted a training about field data collection improvement for the Law Enforcement sector from 29th August to 29th September, in Mbatamila, Mecula District, in Niassa Province. This training was taught by SMART Technician (Spatial Monitoring and Reporting) Valdemar Jonasse and was attended by 20 rangers. This is the first group of rangers covered by the training and until December 2019 NNR expects to cover all rangers. Niassa National Reserve introduced the SMART since 201...


Natural Gas for Economic Transformation and Inclusive Growth: how to prevent the resource curse in Mozambique

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(August 30, 2019) WCS participated on 29th August in a meeting related to natural gas exploration organized by WWF Mozambique and their partners, in Maputo City.This meeting takes place in a context where Mozambique was hailed as the new Qatar after oil companies announced giant gas finds off the coast of Cabo Delgado at the beginning of the decade. For business people, the natural resource boom offered the potential of huge profits. For the ordinary people of Mozambique, the owners of the resources, it offered t...


Mozambique and CITES signed European Union-funded MIKE Project

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(August 29, 2019) The Director-General of ANAC, Mateus Mutemba, and the CITES Secretary General, Ivonne Higuero, signed on 28th August the European Union-funded MIKE Project, during the COP 18, in Geneve. This is the second phase of the implementation of the MIKE Program in Mozambique and especially in the Niassa National Reserve. Credits: #ANACThe Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) Programme has been implemented since 2001 by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wil...


Niassa National Reserve in FACIM 2019

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(August 29, 2019) Niassa National Reserve is participating in FACIM 2019 (Trade Fair) integrated in the Niassa Province Delegation. The event will take place between 26th August and 1st September, in Marracuene, Maputo Province.  For this year Niassa National Reserve is exhibiting some local products such as honey and crop plants (marupi and mapira). FACIM is a multi-sector oral Trade Fair in Mozambique being organized by APIEX – Institute fir Support to Export – which seeks to facilitate the con...


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