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

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(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

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(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

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(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

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(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)

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(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

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(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

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(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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Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park

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(June 18, 2019) One of Africa’s largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years.

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TRUMPETING SUCCESS FOR ELEPHANTS: WCS and Partners Have Registered Zero Cases of Elephant Poaching in Mozambique’s Niassa Reserve for a Full Year

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(June 17, 2019) Before 2015, reserve had lost thousands of elephants due to rampant organized poaching; From 2015-2017 poaching numbers declined with an average of 100 elephants killed each year; Success is due to multiple factors:Partnership with the Government of Mozambique and concession operators on the ground in Niassa;Deployment of a special police rapid intervention unit;Increased aviation program providing surveillance and the deployment of a helicopter and Cessna aircraft;Tougher sentencing of poachers...

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Mozambique Marine Conservation

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(June 07, 2019) For many years, WCS’s Global Marine Program has worked in the Mozambican Channel and the wider Western Indian Ocean (WIO). These areas help comprise a regional program that includes Madagascar and the coastal areas of Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique, where communities depend on the health and productivity of reefs, mangrove, and seagrass ecosystems for fishing, agriculture, and tourism.  The region is a global hotspot of marine biodiversity. It has been identified as the largest collec...

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