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Niassa Special Reserve prepares to mitigate the effects of uncontrolled burning

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(July 11, 2023) Recent studies, carried out by MICOA, GTZ - PRODER, reveal that uncontrolled fires in Mozambique are responsible for the devastation of about 30 million hectares (ha) per year and the main causes of these fires are linked to human action, constituting 90% of the total fires carried out. The Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) has about 48 communities, where the vast majority are practitioners of itinerant agriculture, a practice characterised by deforestation and the use of fire. Aware of the ri...


COMBO+ trains technicians from the Ministry of Land and Environment in Monitoring and Post-Evaluation Plans

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(July 05, 2023) The COMBO+ Programme, led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with the Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation (BIOFUND) and the National Directorate for Environment (DINAB), held between 29 and 30 June 2023 in Maputo City, the training of technicians of the Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA) on the Monitoring and Post-Evaluation Plans in the context of Environmental Management and Biodiversity Offset Management Plans (BOMP) (Module 5), which was attended by 28 partici...


Government technicians from the environment sector of the southern region of Mozambique trained on the importance of mainstreaming Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) into provincial, district and special spatial plans

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(June 28, 2023) Training of technicians from the Provincial Environment Services and Directorates and the Technical Commission for Environmental Impact Assessment of the southern region (Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane) on the importance of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) for planning, spatial planning and environmental impact assessment of the country took place on 21-22 June 2023 in Maputo City. According to the Decree No. 51/2021 of July 19, KBAs are considered protected areas for birdlife and its habitats, and...


Members of the National Coordination Group for Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) trained in the KBA identification process

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(June 21, 2023) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) through the Project Mainstreaming Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), piloting Blue Carbon, and Strengthening Coral Reef Fisheries in Mozambique funded by SPEED, held between 15 and 16 June 2023 a capacity building workshop to the National Coordination Group of Key Biodiversity Areas, Species and Ecosystem Red Lists, which counted with 24 participants. The workshop was conducted by four WCS Mozambican technicians with experience in KBAs, with the aim of ...


WCS Mozambique participates in World Oceans Day celebrations on TV show

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(June 19, 2023) WCS Mozambique was invited by TVM - the Mozambican national TV channel - for an interview on the World Oceans Day. Naseeba J. Sidat, Marine Program Assistant and master's Candidate at the UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) was WCS's representative.   Naseeba pointed out the marine biodiversity richness of Mozambique, where > 100 sharks and rays have been identified to date, 5 sea turtle species, the only viable population of dugong in the Western Indian Ocean, besides relevant populati...


National biodiversity experts trained in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's methodology for conducting Red List of threatened species assessments

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(June 03, 2023) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with the Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA), represented by the National Directorate of Environment (DINAB) under the projects “Mainstreaming Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs), piloting Blue Carbon, and Strengthening Coral Reef Fisheries in Mozambique “funded by the project SPEED and “Spatial Biodiversity Assessment, Prioritization and Planning (SBAPP)”, funded by AFD and FFEM, held between 22 and 26 May 2023 a traini...


Different government sectors and partners meet for sharing and socializing the new Global Biodiversity Framework

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(May 25, 2023) The National Directorate of Environment (DINAB) in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) under the SBAPP project, held on 18 and 19 May 2023 in Maputo province, a seminar to share and internalize the decisions of the 15th Conference of the Parties (CoP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), held in December 2022 in Montreal, Canada. Mozambique was represented at COP 15 by a multi-sectorial delegation consisting of Government Institutions, Civil Society and NGOs...


COMBO+ Program promotes an exchange of experiences on best practices in implementing the Mitigation Hierarchy for Impacts on Biodiversity

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(May 15, 2023) The partners of the COMBO+ program, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation (BIOFUND) and the National Directorate of Environment (DINAB), in partnership with the company Portucel Mozambique, promoted an exchange of experiences visit involving government entities, academia, research entities and civil society, with the main objective of showcasing the implementation of best practices for the application of the Mitigation Hierarchy, following the proc...


New WCS Regional Director visits Mozambique

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(May 12, 2023) WCS’s new Regional Director for East Africa, Madagascar and the Western Indian Ocean, Luthando Dziba, recently visited Mozambique to learn about conservation activities being implemented across the country and meet key stakeholders in WCS’s work. During his stay in Maputo, Luthando Dziba had audiences with the Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibaze and Director General of the National Administration for Conservation Areas (ANAC), Celmira da Silva. During these meetings, ...


Blue Action Fund and KfW visit WCS-led Blue Future project area

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(May 04, 2023) Between 22 and 27 April 2023 Blue Action Fund and KfW visited Blue Future project area, in Nampula Province, Mozambique, to learn on how the project is being implemented and see the first results on the ground. The visit started with a kick-off meeting at ADPP (Ajuda de Desenvolvimento de Povo para Povo) offices in Mossuril, which was attended by all partners of the consortium (ProAzul, BioFund and UEM), some of which remotely from Maputo. Starting from the Mozambican Island, passing thro...


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