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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...


Niassa Special Reserve receives Conservation Leadership Programme trainees

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(April 20, 2023) The Niassa Special Reserve team is delighted to welcome three trainees through the Mozambique Conservation Leadership Programme. This is the fourth round of the programme which aims to strengthen the skills and professional experience of young conservationists.  These trainees have prior experience in Communications, Wildlife Based Tourism and Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management. We are grateful to the Biodiversity Conservation Fund (BIOFUND) for ...


Researching community needs and conservation impacts in Niassa Special Reserve

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(April 17, 2023) It is crucial to understand community needs and the impact of conservation actions both before and during implementation. To this end, a socio-economic survey was recently carried out in the Marrupa-Mecula corridor area of Niassa Special Reserve (NSR). The work used Basic Needs Surveys (BNS) and Natural Resource Governance Tools (NRGT), to assess and monitor how conservation actions are affecting living conditions and liv...


Community Natural Resource Management Seminar

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(April 12, 2023) As part of ongoing community-based conservation work in Niassa Special Reserve (NSR), a seminar was recently held in Mecula District covering rights and responsibilities in natural resource management. Conducted by the Administrator of Mecula District - António Joaquim Paulo, the seminar was attended by the NSR Administrator - Terêncio Tamele, NSR management staff, District Authorities, the Mecula Headquarters Natural Resources Management Co...



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(April 07, 2023) Mozambique celebrates today the Mozambican Women's Day. To celebrate this date we share here a success story of one of the employees of the Niassa Special Reserve, an area co-managed between the Government of Mozambique and WCS: My name is Marta Jose Mario, I am 30 years old and have three children. I live in Mecula district and have been working in Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) since 2012. I lost my father when I was young so I helped&nbs...


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