Biodiversity News

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Wildlife Photo Contest

Each year, ANAC launches a national photography contest with the Wildlife theme. Anyone with Mozambican nationality, or who resides in the country, may participate. The jury, normally comprised of photographers and personalities connected to environment protection, may decide to grant, besides the First and Second Places, an Honourable Mention, in case one of the works justifies so.

Survey in Chimanimani reveals more than 1,000 animal and plant species

More than 1,000 animal and plant species have been discovered by researchers in a section of the Chimanimani Conservation Area, including a number of species new to Mozambique and several species potentially new to science.


On 1st June, children from schools in Maputo City and Matutuíne District visited the Maputo Special Reserve, as part of the celebrations of International Children's Day and the eighth anniversary of the National Administration of Conservation Areas.

Maputo Special Reserve destroys weapons recovered from poachers

The Maputo Special Reserve (MSR), in Matutuíne district of Maputo province, destroyed, last Friday, 38 weapons of different calibers recovered from poachers, which 26 are homemade and 12 conventional.

Rangers acquire skills to investigate environmental crimes

The National Administration of Conservation Areas is concerned about cases of release of individuals accused of committing environmental crimes by paying a deposit, which often does not exceed one tenth of the value of the purchase of the weapon used.

Fire is under control at Maputo Special Reserve

Fire that occurred last Monday, with some outbreaks in the following day, is already under control at the Maputo Special Reserve (REM). The fire broke out near the road linking the city of Maputo with the village of Ponta do Ouro.

Available Resettlement Policy Framework

The resettlement policy framework prepared for the Biodiversity and Development of Conservation Areas Project in Mozambique - Phase 2 (Mozbio2) is now available.

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