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Validation of a rapid conservation assessment tool for miombo forests

(August 22, 2019) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), as part of the implementation of the COMBO project, held a workshop in partnership with the Biodiversity Conservation Foundation (BIOFUND) and the Center for Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (CEAGRE), with the theme: “ Validation of a Miombo Forests Conservation - rapid assessment tool” on 19th August 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, in Maputo City.The objective of the meeting was to determine the best way to measure miombo status in...

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Refresher Training of Procurement and Payment Processes

(August 22, 2019) WCS Mozambique staff met at its headquarters in Maputo on 16th August to discuss the mechanisms of procurement and budget management processes.  This meeting emerged from the extreme importance of insight and harmonization of management processes within the organization as new procurement and payment paradigms are being introduced with the aim of creating more transparency and flexibility in processes. This meeting was led by the Budget and Procurement Manager and was attended by representa...

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Gile Reserve: Switching to Coexist

(August 22, 2019) "Gilé: Switching to Coexist" is the title of the documentary presented in Maputo as part of a project funded by the European Union and implemented by the Italian NGO COSV, aimed to enhance the financial sustainability and biodiversity preservation of the Gilé National Reserve in the Zambezia Province. The short film focuses on areas such as environmental education, the challenges and potentials in the Reserve, sustainable innovation, local participation through Management Committee...

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Number of elephants in Mozambique stabilises at 10,800

(August 21, 2019) Mozambique has an estimated population of 10,800 elephants, a number that has remained stable over the past five years despite threats to the species, the National Conservation Areas Administration (ANAC) said today in a statement.“The preliminary survey results indicate an estimated 10,800 elephants. The population in the country has been stable since the 2014 data collection,” Carlos Lopes Pereira, ANAC’s Director of Protection and Enforcement, said.The African elephant is cl...

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Mozambique participates in the 18th CITES Conference from 16-28 August in Geneva, Switzerland

(August 20, 2019) A Mozambican delegation headed by the Director General of the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) attends the 18th Conference of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which runs from 16 to 28 August 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.  The CITES Conference of Parties is the highest political decision-making meeting on the processes of protection, conservation, sustainable exploitation and international trade in species of fauna and flora, including c...

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The New Lion Economic - Niassa

(August 15, 2019) Niassa is a vast protected area of 42,200 km2 in northern Mozambique with a healthy population of lions. The protected area is divided into 17 management units allocated for ecotourism and sport hunting. Hunting fees fund 30% of the annual operational costs of the reserve as well as anti-poaching and management activities,  although hunting revenues do not necessarily compensate for f inancial losses of livestock at the household level. Tanzania contains up to half of the global population ...

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World Elephant Day

(August 13, 2019) This summer, we reported with our partners a full year without an elephant poached in Mozambique's Niassa Reserve, a massive protected area that was once plagued by wildlife crime.This #WorldElephantDay, thank you for helping to make successes like this possible.

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ORI hosts IUCN Global Marine Species Workshop

(August 12, 2019) From 12-16 August, ORI is hosting 16 fish experts from research institutes in the US, Taiwan, India, UK, Tanzania, Mozambique, Australia, Portugal, Norway and South Africa. They are here for a workshop to assess extinction risk in a large group of fishes.The workshop is being run by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), as part of its Global Marine Species Assessment (GMSA) programme to assess species for inclusion on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.Fishes are th...

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What Threatened Lions Can Teach Us about the Circle of Life

(August 12, 2019) Since the release of the first Lion King film, nearly half of all lions have been lost. These magnificent big cats are now believed to be locally extinct in 16 African nations where they once thrived, and it may not be long before we have no lions left. They face many threats, top among them habitat loss and degradation, and conflict with people and their livestock.http://https//blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-threatened-lions-can-teach-us-about-the-circle-of-life/

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The New Lion Economy: Unlocking the Value of Lions and Their Landscapes

(August 12, 2019) Landscapes supporting lions on average provide more critical ecosystem services – the benefits that humans receive from healthy ecosystems – than other parts of Africa. Yet these services are at risk of disappearing. The New Lion Economy explores a new approach to conservation and economic development and calls for investment in ecosystem services to support both humans and lions.http://https//www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-new-lion-economy-un...

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