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WCS signs memorandum of understanding with the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries Ministry (MIMAIP)

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(June 08, 2021) WCS signed today (8th June), in Maputo, a memorandum of understanding with the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries Ministry (MIMAIP) following the extended public audition on the preparation of the maritime spatial plan (POEM), which coincides with World Oceans Day, celebrated today.The agreement was signed by the WCS Mozambique Country Director, Afonso Madope, and the Permanent Secretary of MIMAIP, Xavier Munjovo, and its main objective is to establish the mechanisms of collaboration between the p...


Training in Wildlife Poisoning - Incident Assessment and Response

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(June 04, 2021) Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) organized recently a training on "Wildlife Poisoning - Incident Assessment and Response" in Mbatamila - NSR's headquarters. A total of 33 technicians from various departments of the Reserve participated, with emphasis on the Department of Law Enforcement and the Department of Communities, including 2 technicians from the District Services of Economic Activities of Mecula District (SDAE). The training was facilitated by Mr. André Botha, from EWT - Endengered Wi...


Visit of the Delegation of the US Embassy of Mozambique to the Niassa Special Reserve

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(June 04, 2021) On May 29th 2021 Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) Headquarters received a delegation from the US Embassy in Mozambique, composed of the following: ·       Colonel Fergal O’Reilly – Defense Attaché; ·       Robert S. Elliot – Assistant Defense Attaché; ·       Patrick S. Gan – Environment, Science and Technology Attaché of the Embassy's Department...


First Niassa Special Reserve Science Meeting and Miombo Network Meeting: from science to miombo woodlands management

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(June 04, 2021) The Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering (FAEF), from Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), has been leading the Miombo Regional Network since 2011. The MN is composed of scientists from several countries in Africa, Europe and the United States. At the same time, FAEF has been leading a research program on fires and the dynamics of miombo woodlands in the Niassa Special Reserve, for more than 15 years. Thus, an event was held that brought together scientists from the Miombo Network an...


Another joint Human wildlife conflict mitigation team is set up.

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(June 01, 2021) Last week, another Human wildlife conflict mitigation team (HWC) was formed in Marrupa, which is integrated by the Niassa Special Reserve (NSR), Mozambique Republic Police (PRM) and District Services for Economic Activities (SDAE) which will work to scare away wild animals to communities in the buffer zone, in the District of Marrupa.   During the meeting, scare kits were handed out to the SDAE's (firecrackers, horns, torches and reflective tapes). It should be noted that this is the seco...


Official launch of the Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Mozambique

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(May 20, 2021) The Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibaze, leads tomorrow, 21st May 2021, at 09:00 AM, in Maputo City, the ceremony for the Official Launch of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Mozambique.KBAs are sites that contribute significantly to the persistence of global biodiversity in terrestrial, freshwater, marine and groundwater systems and are identified based on a set of international scientific criteria. The identification and mapping activity of the twenty-nine (29) KBAs was undertaken a...


Afonso Madope is the new Country Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society Mozambique

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(April 09, 2021) Afonso Madope is the new national director of the Wildlife Conservation Society Mozambique (WCS), the first Mozambican to hold the position. In his new role, Madope brings a life dedicated to conservation matters and extensive experience in the field.Afonso Madope is a Mozambican conservation and biodiversity expert with 30 years of experience in advancing conservation initiatives throughout Mozambique. Dr. Madope worked 9 years at Office Forestry and Wildlife at the Ministry of Agriculture, fir...


WCS Mozambique awarded a SOFAR Trident ROV

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(April 09, 2021) WCS Mozambique was recently awarded a SOFAR Trident ROV. The plan is to use this modern tool to support our fieldwork, primarily on coral reefs. The ROV is useful to save time while performing visual assessment of both known reefs (monitoring) or new reefs (exploration), as well as help us define new areas of interest for MPAs. Exploring deep reefs where diving is more complicated is made easy by the ROV, which can go up to 50m depth. So far, we have tested the ROV in the Primeiras e Segund...


Poacher sentenced to 16 years in prison due crimes against wildlife in Niassa Special Reserve

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(April 01, 2021) A mozambican citizen, André Mariano Baridi, 31, from Mueda District, was sentenced yesterday by the Judicial Court of Cabo Delgado Province to 16 years, accused of crimes against wildlife committed in the Niassa Special Reserve (NSR), in 2020.André Baridi (in the middle)The trial held on 25th March this year was based on the indictment of the crime of poaching in the form of attempted trapping. The citizen was captured carrying hunting implements and mechanical traps for large anim...


Training of the Mozambican Focal Points of the international biodiversity conventions and initiatives and other key partners

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(March 08, 2021) The National Institute for Fisheries Research (IIP) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) are promoting a training session for Mozambican focal points of the international biodiversity conventions and initiatives ratified by the country and for several key government partners. This takes place online, from 4 to 10 March, and is being attended by 30 Mozambican technicians, with the aim of providing them with information relevant to the functions they perform related to multilateral environm...


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