The celebration of the 10th anniversary of the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) this Tuesday, May 25, 2021, takes place at a time when the commemorative week of Biological Diversity is also celebrated, having been celebrated on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity was proclaimed by the United Nations, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park.
This year, the celebrations have as their motto “Conserving Biodiversity in Mozambique” which is a message and a call for everyone to look more at biodiversity, conserve and protect it.
Biodiversity, whether a species or an entire ecosystem, is vital to the health and well-being of human beings. The quality of the water we drink, the food we consume and the air we breathe depend on the good health of nature.
Due to restrictions due to COVID-19, ANAC’s 10th anniversary celebrations will be marked by the exhibition of videos, events on the communication platform, interviews with the media, lectures by the institution and partners on different communication platforms, including the institution’s social networks.
The challenges of ANAC are to improve management capacity, to strengthen the fight against poaching, to maintain self-sustainability in the management of conservation areas, to share economic benefits with local communities, as well as to train human resources and rehabilitate areas. of conservation with the construction and maintenance of management and tourism infrastructures, the continuation of the reintroduction of emblematic species for tourist attraction and restoration of ecosystems.
On this occasion, ANAC intends to express a word of appreciation to its cooperation partners, local communities and the private sector that for the past 10 years have supported the conservation of ecosystems, protecting biological diversity and promoting the well-being of local communities living within and around conservation areas.