First Disbursement of the Programme Promove Biodiversidade by June 2020

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Around EUR 283 thousand is the amount of the first disbursement that BIOFUND will make to support the translocation of animals and the reinforcement of inspection patrols in the Gilé National Reserve by the end of the second quarter of 2020.

The amount referred to corresponds to the first instalment of direct support to the consortium between the Gilé Reserve administration and the IGF. This is the materialisation of the actual start-up of the activities of the PROMOVE Biodiversity Programme, after the final approval of the grant contract between the European Union and BIOFUND, in the amount of EUR 10.2 million, at the end of 2019.

Around EUR 3.5m will be disbursed during 2020 to finance the Gilé National Reserve, the First and Second Islands Environmental Protection Area and Mount Mabu in the context of the PROMOVE Biodiversity programme. The overall objective is to protect biodiversity and contribute to the improvement of the livelihoods of rural communities in the areas of coverage through the sustainable management of natural resources in the target areas in Nampula and Zambezia provinces in Mozambique.

In this context, three public tenders will be launched in 2020 for APAIPS, Mabu and Gilé grants, with the latter only concerning the community development component.

It should be remembered that the Programme’s goal is to achieve the following results:

  • To implement initiatives and strategies for the sustainable management of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity, around target areas;
  • Improve the livelihoods of local communities living within or outside conservation areas, biodiversity in a sustainable manner; and
  • Conduct and disseminate specific participatory research and studies on natural resource management to influence management, and policies at local and national levels.