A DOG WITH TWO MASTERS: FRAGMENTED AND INEFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF MANGROVES IN MOZAMBIQUE




Mangroves in Mozambique are mostly located in coastal areas, deltas, and estuaries of main rivers, and are widespread all over the country. Due to mangroves’ recognized ecological function in protecting shorelines from floods and cyclones, concerns regarding the increase in mangrove degradradation are now high on the agenda of the government of Mozambique. It has expressed and built a constitutional, political, strategic, and legal foundation which impact on mangrove conservation, management, and restoration. Political will and joint engagement of multiple governmental agencies with a role in mangroves, as well as Civil Society Organizations, local communities, and the private sector are required to promote mangrove conservation. It has been reported that there is already ongoing joint engagement in some areas. Despite national and international commitments, Mozambique still faces key challenges to domesticate international legally binding instruments and to secure the effective implementation of fragmented and diverse legal provisions, causing difficulties in understanding and enforcing the legal framework governing mangroves in a holistic, consistent and comprehensive way. Another challenge is connected to the effectiveness of protected areas, which is linked to coastal development, the discovery of mining resources on the coast, and wetland and aquaculture development. Draft


IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and WWF Moçambique






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- Biodiversidade Florestal;
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