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Mozambique supports São Tomé e Príncipe in their Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) National Assessment

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(October 20, 2021) Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) "are sites that contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity in terrestrial, freshwater, marine and subterranean systems. They represent the most important sites for species and their habitats, and are identified at the national level using the Global Standard from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) established in 2016." Mozambique was one of the first countries worldwide to complete a comprehensive national ...


Niassa Special Reserve receives World Food Porgramme mission

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(October 20, 2021) The World Food Programme is organizing this week an assessment mission in Mecula district inside the Niassa Special Reserve. This mission is leaded by Mr Pierre Lucas, Deputy Country Director of the United Nations World Food Programme in Mozambique, Mrs Julieth Perez from WFP Nutrition team and Mrs Alcenia Mondlhane, School Feeding specialist from WFP office in Nampula.     The objectif is to look at the possibility to expand WFP activities in Niassa province, with a focus...


Niassa Special Reserve realizes Control Program for Domestic Dogs in Human Settlements

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(October 19, 2021) The Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) held the year 2021 canine vaccination campaign in the first half of October, which aims to partially minimize the impact of risk factors and disease risk management, particularly rabies and canine distemper virus at NSR. The analysis of the data collected between 2006 and 2008 (Branco, 2008) concluded that vaccination and awareness campaigns alone cannot control the flow and growth of domestic dog populations. It is therefore essential to consider taking ...



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(October 18, 2021) It was great regret and consternation that the WCS Mozambique team learned of the tragic physical disappearance of their colleague, friend, companion in conservation battles, the young biologist LARA MUAVES, which occurred on 15 October 2021. This news, left us perplexed, trembling and powerless in the face of such a situation of injustice, which unfortunately we witnessed this week and, we are confident that, whoever is entitled, in due time, will clarify what happened and that justice will ...


Naseeba Sidat - Faith and Perseverance: two keys to fulfill a dream

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(September 01, 2021) With the dream to improve technical and scientific skills to better support the biodiversity conservation in Mozambique and in the world, Naseeba Sidat, a young mozambican woman, will pursue her MSc degree on Coastal and Science Policy (CSP) Program at University of California Santa Cruz. Naseeba has a passion for nature and understands the importance of ecosystem connectedness for conservation. She started her conservation career volunteering with marine biodiversity programs in 2012 and gradua...


Burning Awareness Programme in Niassa Special Reserve

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(July 20, 2021) The Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) recently held an awareness campaign on bushfires aimed at raising the awareness of communities in the localities of Mecula, Mbamba, Lugenda and Naulala about the impact of uncontrolled bushfires on the daily lives of humans, and the impact of fires on biodiversity.  The campaign covered approximately 1,500 families, focusing on young people, honey collectors, children, adults and the elderly, and was carried out through door-to-door contacts, giving priori...


Niassa Special Reserve promotes agricultural development project

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(July 13, 2021) Niassa Special Reserve (NSR) promotes training on the use and maintenance of sustainable irrigation pumps with producers from the vegetable producer block in Lichengue village, in Mecula District, Niassa Province. Two pumps and an equal number of sprayers were allocated to the producers, with the Economic Activities Distrital Services (SDAE) partner from Mecula, as part of the livestock promotion project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


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...


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