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Analysis of the report on the Strategy for the Development of Tourism in Conservation Areas

(May 02, 2019) Dr Ebenezer Kwasi Agbley presenting the main points from his initial report on elaborating a tourism development strategy for conservation areas in Mozambique. Mr. James Bampton, WCS Mozambique participated, seen here sitting beside Mr. Cornelio Miguel, previous Warden of Niassa Reserve and currently ANAC's focal point for Transfrontier Conservation Areas, of which Niassa Reserve is one with Selous Game reserve in Tanzania.

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Niassa National Reserve: a future eden for elephants?

(April 29, 2019) The Niassa National Reserve in northern Mozambique is one of Africa’s largest (442,300 km2) wildest, and most spectacular landscapes, comprising 28% of Mozambique’s protected land. A globally important site for African biodiversity, Niassa contains the largest extant blocks of miombo woodland - dotted by enormous inselbergs soaring hundreds of metres high - within a single protected area. The Reserve harbors some of Mozambique’s most significant populations of wildlife, includi...

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WCS Mozambique has a contingency plan for the Cyclone Kenneth

WCS Mozambique has a contingency plan for the Cyclone Kenneth
(April 26, 2019) Niassa National Reserve comprises 8 districts in northern of Mozambique, 6 in Niassa Province and 2 in Cabo Delgado Province (Montepuez and Mueda). In the face of the natural disaster that is already being felt with intensity in the Cabo Delgado Province, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), co-manager of the Niassa National Reserve Administration, in partnership with the National Administration for Conservation Areas (ANAC), has a contingency plan to use of its Cessna 206 aircraft to survey...

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APA News - Mozambique probes disappearance of 763kg of ivory

APA News - Mozambique probes disappearance of 763kg of ivory
(May 05, 2017)   -   Mozambique's National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) is investigating the disappearance of 763 kilogrammes of ivory confiscated from poachers in the northern region of the country.

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Eagle Network - Wildlife Law Enforcement Briefing

Eagle Network - Wildlife Law Enforcement Briefing
(April 11, 2017)   -   66 wildlife traffickers were arrested in 8 countries – a record breaking for the EAGLE Network in its entire history.

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Reuters - Malaysia seizes $3.1 million worth of rhino horns at airport

Reuters - Malaysia seizes $3.1 million worth of rhino horns at airport
(April 10, 2017)   -   Malaysian authorities have seized about $3.1 million worth of rhinoceros horns flown in from Mozambique via Qatar, the latest seizure in Asia of products from endangered species to feed demand for traditional remedies, officials said on Monday.

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allAfrica - Elephant Tusks Seized in Maputo Market

allAfrica - Elephant Tusks Seized in Maputo Market
(March 14, 2017)   -   The Mozambican police on Friday arrested two men caught trying to sell 22.5 kilos of elephant tusks in Maputo Central Market.

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Oxpeckers - Mozambique’s Poaching Castles are Crumbling

Oxpeckers - Mozambique’s Poaching Castles are Crumbling
(March 14, 2017)   -   Estacio Valoi travelled to Mozambique’s poaching capital to catch up with some of the kingpins who built their mansions on the proceeds of killing Kruger’s rhinos

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Club of Mozambique - Ivory seized in Cambodia is from elephants slaughtered in Mozambique

Club of Mozambique - Ivory seized in Cambodia is from elephants slaughtered in Mozambique
(February 22, 2017)   -   The tons of ivory seized in Cambodia last December not only arrived from the port of Pemba but was from Mozambican elephants.

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The Washington Post - China’s vow to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 is a ‘game changer’ for elephants

The Washington Post -  China’s vow to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 is a ‘game changer’ for elephants
(December 30, 2016)   -   China promised Friday to halt its domestic ivory trade completely by the end of 2017, a decision greeted by environmentalists as offering real hope for an end to a poaching crisis that is wiping out tens of thousands of elephants across Africa.

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