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Mozambique: Gilé and Chimanimani become National Parks, Niassa becomes Special Reserve

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(May 21, 2020) The Council of Ministers yesterday approved the change in the classification of three conservation so as to enable the modernisation of their management and improvement in their ability to attract tourists and earn revenue. One of these areas is the Niassa National Reserve, which covers part of Niassa and Cabo Delgado provinces, and is now called Niassa Special Reserve. The designation of the Gilé Reserve in Zambézia province and Chimanimani Reserve in Manica province has also been...


Condolence message to Virunga National Park,

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(April 27, 2020) It is with deep regret and consternation that WCS Mozambique became aware of the tragic criminal attack that killed 13 employees at Virunga National Park, including 12 rangers. Life has several mysteries, the biggest of which is death. We can never understand why loved ones leave this world. The pain we feel is immeasurable because of your losses. At these times there is no word that can be said to be able to comfort our hearts. Everything seems to lose its meaning and become small in the face o...


The world celebrates Earth Day today

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(April 22, 2020) The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenges — but also the vast opportunities — of acting on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.At the end of 2020, nations will be expected to increase their national commitments to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. T...


Niassa National Reserve adopts mechanisms to prevent Covid 19

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(March 23, 2020) The Niassa National Reserve (RNN) has been raising its level of hygiene and safety at work in the face of the Covid Pandemic 19 which has already claimed the lives of more than 16,000 people worldwide. For this purpose, lectures have already been held, with Rangers as the main target group, for the dissemination of preventive measures against Covid 19. Thus, in all patrol posts, the measures already defined by the Central Government are being strictly observed, especially with regard to mandator...


Biodiversity offsets meeting: a mechanism to support national biodiversity targets, including protected areas in Mozambique

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(March 16, 2020) WCS Mozambique host last week in Maputo a meeting to discuss the biodiversity offsets in Mozambique. The meeting had the following objectives: share knowledge and best practices from the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy around the world; introduce the current legal context for the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy and biodiversity offsets in Mozambique; and discuss on offsets feasibility inside existing Protected Areas and on how these can be used to expand or create new Prote...


South Africa-Mozambique Cooperation Reduces Rhino Poaching

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(March 06, 2020) Officials at South African National Parks say cooperation with neighboring Mozambique has been a key factor in reducing rhinoceros poaching in the famous Kruger National Park. Kruger is home to the world's largest wild rhino population, and has proven a tempting target for poachers who for years jumped the park’s borders.South African rangers, their Mozambique counterparts and private business people leasing land from Mozambique's government recently met with journalists on the border fenc...


"Poaching steals from us all" campaign launched in Mozambique

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(March 06, 2020) Poaching Steals From Us All campaign, a project championed by WildAid and ANAC, was launched this week in Maputo, Mozambique. For this stage the ambassadors chosen for the campaign were former President of Mozambique, Joaqum Chissano, and national musicians Stewart Sukuma, Lizha James and Kins Sweet (this one from Niassa Province).This project is a mass-awareness campaign intended to elevate the profile of wildlife conservation in Mozambique, emphasizing both its cultural and economic importance...


WCS Mozambique celebrates World Wildlife Day 2020

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(March 04, 2020) On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.The UNGA resolution also designated the CITES Secretariat as the facilitator for the global observance of this special day for wildli...


WCS Mozambique meeting staff with Regional Team

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(February 28, 2020) WCS Mozambique received a visit from the Human Resources Director for Africa - Sarah Mulwa to do an assessment on Human Resources Division.  During 2 weeks Sarah Mulwa learned about the work processes of WCS Mozambique projects and outlined with the local team new working paradigms to be implemented in this year in the HR Division.  At the same time, WCS Mozambique received Mark Gately, WCS Regional Director for East Africa, to discuss with the local government (ANAC) the issues a...


Training session on biodiversity metrics to quantify losses due to impacts and gains resulting from biodiversity offsets

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(February 20, 2020) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), through its COMBO project, in partnership with BIOFUND and the Department of Biological Sciences at Eduardo Mondlane University, organized a "training session on biodiversity metrics to quantify losses due to impacts and gains resulting from biodiversity offsets" on last February 18, 2020 at the Eduardo Mondlane University Campus. The training was provided by Prof. Doctor Martine Maron from the University of Queensland, School of Earth and Envir...


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