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Declarations to Recover Lions


(August 12, 2019) Lions are in crisis—half of all wild lions have been lost in the past 25 years with as few as 20,000 remaining in Africa. But, we know that when we work together lion recovery is possible. We recognise that the presidents and leaders of the African countries, and the communities who live alongside lions, are the custodians of African lions for the world. We recognise that lions are national and global treasures. Today, we adopt the Declarations to Recover Lions to ensure that wild lions, l...

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Establishment of the National Coordination Group for KBAs Which Will Also Represent the Current National Red List Working Group

(August 09, 2019) Regarding the Project “Red List of Threatened Species, Identification and Mapping of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Mozambique”, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS),  working together with SPEED+ (USAID Program), the National Red List Working Group and the Government (MITADER), namely the National Directorate for Environment (DINAB) are conducting the process of establishing the national coordination group (NCG) for KBAs which will also represent the current national red l...

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World Ranger Day 2019

(July 31, 2019) Rangers are the first line in Protected Areas devoted to safeguarding our Parks/Reserves and the landscapes and wildlife they hold. This day is a celebration of their work as committed and brave guards of the natural heritage and to commemorate and honour the memory of those who unfortunately each year, due to the threats they face, are no longer with us.Today is a day to be thankful for their bravery and courage and for remember the sacrifice of the Rangers that died on service.Ranger Joã...

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Information is key – but lacking for sharks and rays in the Western Indian Ocean (commentary)

(July 23, 2019) Read more:http://https//news.mongabay.com/2019/07/information-is-key-but-lacking-for-sharks-and-rays-in-the-western-indian-ocean-commentary/The Wildlife Conservation Society’s WIO shark and ray program recently assimilated all available information on threatened shark and ray species in the WIO, highlighting the major gaps in our knowledge of shark and ray biology, ecology, and fisheries. The database identifies research priorities for shark and ray species in the region so that conservati...

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Elephant crisis fund 2019 mid-year report

(July 22, 2019) http://https//assets.takeshape.io/207c4ff8-bdf4-4529-970e-b992d4539152/dev/80048508-aa52-4946-8157-d2d988e743b5/Elephant%20Crisis%20Fund%202019%20Interim%20Report.pdf In Niassa National Reserve in northern Mozambique, which has suffered greatly from elephant poaching, the ECF supported the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) with the operating costs of a helicopter during the wet season, when poaching is usually most intense, and with an upgraded radio system. Following the President of Mozambiq...

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LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD'S GREAT CONSERVATION LANDSCAPES

(July 22, 2019) http://http//globescapes.org/map/In a time of dire news stories spotlighting the global loss of biodiversity and ever increasing impacts of climate change, there is a vibrant, bottom-up conservation movement emerging in all corners of the planet.Large landscape conservation looks beyond national parks, beyond strict lines on maps between civilization and wilderness, to connect and sustain vast areas where wildlife live and move freely, clean water and other ecological benefits are supplied, work...

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NIASSA NATIONAL RESERVE INAUGURATES SURVEILLANCE CENTER

(July 15, 2019) Mozambique, as many other countries of the world, has seen significant incidences of cases of illegal trade in flora and fauna and cases of poaching of emblematic species, with some incidence for areas located in border areas, such as Niassa National Reserve. Thus, on 10th July the Ambassador of Japan, Toshio Ikeda, the ANAC General Director, Mateus Mutemba, the WCS Mozambique Country Director, James Bampton, and the NNR Warden, Baldeu Araquechande, participated in the inauguration of the Center...

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Progressing in the Conservation of Sharks and Manta Ray in the Southwest Indian Ocean (SWIO)

(June 22, 2019) Between May 9th and 19th, WCS Mozambique and the National Fisheries Research Institute (INP) conducted in the Inhambane Province the data collection of sharks and manta rays using stereo-BRUVs system.  This research was developed along the coast of the Inhambane Province, from the north of Tofo Beach to the south of Závora Beach and involved 4 researchers, two from the WCS and other two from the Fisheries Research National Institute. The Marine Program in Mozambique has as its genera...

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Training and workshop on red listing

(June 19, 2019) Under the Red List of Threatened Species, Identification and Mapping of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Mozambique led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in partnership with the National Environment Directorate (DINAB) of the Ministry of Land, Environment and Development Rural Fund, funded by USAID through the SPEED + Program, these entities will hold a training and technical workshop from June 18th to 21th, in which global assessments of endemic species of Amphibians, Reptiles, freshwa...

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No elephants poached in a year at Mozambique's Niassa wildlife park

(June 18, 2019) Niassa Reserve, one of the biggest wildlife parks in Africa, marked a year without losing a single elephant to the poachers. Up to 4,000 of the animals roam the Mozambique park, which covers more land than Switzerland. 

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