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WCS and local government authorities meet to harmonise procedures

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(October 25, 2023) WCS and the National Fisheries Administration (ADNAP, IP), Nampula Delegation, under the Future Blue Project, held a meeting in Nacala with the aim of having the Community Fisheries Councils (CCPs) more involved in their own revitalization processes, as well as in the creation of Community-Managed Fishing Areas (APGCs). It also aimed to provide an opportunity for cooperation partners and government institutions to coordinate actions to increase their impact on coastal communities. The meeting...


Niassa Special Reserve conducts rabies vaccination and sterilization on domestic dogs

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(October 13, 2023) Between 28 September and 6 October, the vaccination campaign of dogs against rabies and sterilization of dogs was carried out in the districts of Mecula and Mavago, which included domestic dogs and cats. A total of 165 dogs of the 315 registered by the Guardians Teams (MOMS) of 155 owners were vaccinated, corresponding to 53% of the canine population within the Niassa Special Reserve (NSR). For this year the theme of the campaign was 'rabies: all for 1, one health for all'. This act...


Environmental Impact Assessment Authority establishes Technical-Scientific Unit to Support Biodiversity Offsets

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(October 09, 2023) The National Directorate for the Environment (DINAB) and its partners in the COMBO+ Program, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND), held the first meeting to establish the Technical-Scientific Unit to Support Biodiversity Offsets, in Maputo City, attended by 19 participants from different sectors. The Ministerial Order 55/2022 of 19 May, which regulates the matter of Biodiversity Offsets, calls for the creation of this Te...


WCS Mozambique brings together different actors to discuss possible solutions to reduce bycatch of marine species

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(October 03, 2023) Mozambique's coastal waters are home of at least 132 species of sharks and rays, 29 marine mammals and five sea turtles, of which more than 60 or 61% are threatened with extinction in the near future. Bycatch in small-scale fisheries has been identified as a high priority threat to 90% of the threatened marine wildlife species that occur in Mozambique and small-scale fishermen are responsible for around 85% of the country's total marine fish catch.  To help reduce or eliminat...


Blue Future project team Introduces Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) in Munhohola Community

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(September 26, 2023) In a continuing effort to strengthen relationships with project communities and promote marine conservation, the Blue Future implementation team and WCS East Africa regional social safeguard coordinator, conducted a significant outreach event in Munhohola community, in Nampula Province, North of Mozambique. With an unwavering commitment to transparency and including local voices, the team organized a special meeting in Munhohola on September 11. The primary focus of the event was to intr...


Mozambique government and partners met to select the priority components of coastal and marine biodiversity in the northern Mozambique Channel

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(September 19, 2023) The National Directorate for the Environment (DINAB), in partnership with the COMBO+ Programme [led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in coordination with the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND)], as part of the initiative for Integrated Management of Marine and Coastal Resources in the North of the Mozambique Channel (NoCaMo), and Fauna & Flora (FF), held a seminar on 12 September 2023 in the city of Maputo. The seminar focused on the selection of priority com...


Local entities and fishing communities of Zalala beach better informed about REPMAR

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(August 11, 2023) Following the activities that the WCS marine team is developing in Zalala Beach, in partnership with the fishing sector authorities (InOM - Oceanographic Institute of Mozambique and ADNAP - National Fisheries Administration), the fishing community of Zalala Beach and the Lacustrine and Fluvial Coastal Police organised, on 09 August, a meeting to raise awareness and disseminate the Regulation of Maritime Fisheries (REPMAR) regarding the protected and prohibited species under the same document. ...


WCS Mozambique, local government and fishing communities discuss challenges and solutions for more sustainable artisanal fisheries at Zalala beach

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(August 11, 2023) The WCS Mozambique marine programme team is in Zambezia Province developing activities with the institutions of the fisheries sector and the fishing community of Zalala Beach on good fishing practices and specifically shark fishing. Over the next few days the team will meet with various community groups (women, fishermen, traders) to discuss the situation of the shark fishery with a greater focus on the capture of juvenile sharks. Naseeba Sidat, Marine Programme Assistant, speaking wit...


Environmental Technicians are being trained on integrating Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs)

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(August 10, 2023) A training course is being held in the City of Nampula between the 8th and 10th of August 2023 for Environmental Technicians, namely the Provincial Service for the Environment (SPA), the Provincial Directorate for Territorial Development and the Environment (DPDTA) and the Provincial Delegation of the Agency for National Control of Environmental Quality (DPAQUA) of the northern region of the country (Nampula, Cabo Delgado and Niassa) and Zambézia, on the importance of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA...


WCS Mozambique’s Marine Program organizes an internal 2-day workshop to analyze the work carried out so far and discuss the strategy for the next 5 years

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(August 09, 2023) Almost 5 years after the first marine activities started in Mozambique, with over 13 million USD gathered, 14 active grants, and 15 staff members, it was time for WCS’s marine program team to sit together, analyze the achievements, and start planning the strategy for the next 5 years. After inspiring words from Afonso Madope, WCS Mozambique’s country director, the first day focused on getting to know each other better with several fun activities, such as the innovative shark famil...


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