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

(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...

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South Africa-Mozambique Cooperation Reduces Rhino Poaching

(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...

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"Poaching steals from us all" campaign launched in Mozambique

(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...

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WCS Mozambique celebrates World Wildlife Day 2020

(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...

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WCS Mozambique meeting staff with Regional Team

(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...

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

(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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Condolence message

(January 21, 2020) It was with extreme regret that the Niassa National Reserve received information about the physical disappearance of its honorable colleague Joaquim Jamissone Napeyo. Joaquim Napeyo played an important role as a commander of 2 platoon of the Niassa National Reserve, a role that he always performed with integrity, honesty, loyalty, intelligence, competence. Joaquim Jamissone Napeyo joined the forces of the Niassa National Reserve in 2008.  He received the first integration course for Patrol ...

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Reserva Nacional do Niassa recebe livros do Projecto Colectânea de Livros de Autores Moçambicanos do MPDC

(December 09, 2019) A Reserva Nacional do Niassa (RNN) recebeu esta tarde (09/12), em Maputo, livros do Projecto Colectânea de Livros de Autores Moçambicanos do Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC). O Projecto Colectânea de Livros de Autores Moçambicanos do MPDC tem como objectivo a distribuição gratuita por escolas e bibliotecas públicas, promovendo desta forma o acesso à literatura e cultura moçambicanas. Do lote de livros entregues duas escolas ser&a...

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Identification of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Mozambique

(December 02, 2019) Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are sites that contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity in terrestrial, freshwater, marine and subterranean systems, and these are identified using the KBA Global Standard (IUCN, 2016).  In September 2016, several of the world’s leading nature conservation organizations, including the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), launched the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) Partnership to implement the new KBA global standard, which signific...

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WCS Statement on Dr. Carlos Lopes Pereira Winning the Tusk Conservation Award – The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa

(November 25, 2019) Dr. Carlos Lopes Pereira was honored with a lifetime achievement award; he serves as Director of Protection and Law Enforcement Services within the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) in MozambiqueNiassa National Reserve has experienced a remarkable turnaround with no reports of elephant poaching in the past 18 months due to better law and enforcement and surveillance efforts.The following statement is from Dr. John Robinson, WCS Executive Vice President for Conservati...

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