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The BIOFUND Virtual Library is an online archive of information on Mozambique’s biodiversity, organized along the lines suggested by the Convention on Biodiversity’s Clearing House Mechanism. The Virtual Library will strive to make available all the documents, studies, reports, articles, educational and communications materials, maps and digital files that have been produced, to serve as a repository of our collective institutional memory as a conservation community. The usefulness of the Virtual Library will improve the more we share amongst ourselves. If you have any materials that are not currently part of the Virtual Library, please click on "Add Document" and become a contributor.

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New insights from Gorongosa National Park and Niassa National Reserve of Mozambique increasing the genetic diversity of Trypanosoma vivax and Trypanosoma vivax-like in tsetse flies, wild ungulates and livestock from East AfricaCarla MF Rodrigues, Herakles A Garcia, Adriana C Rodrigues, André G Costa-Martins, Carlos L Pereira, Dagmar L Pereira , Zakaria Bengaly, Luis Neves, Erney P Camargo, Patrick B Hamilton and Marta MG Teixeira2017


Niassa;
Sofala


DOI 10.1186/s13071-017-2241-2




Parasites & Vectors


Background: Trypanosoma (Duttonella) vivax is a major pathogen of livestock in Africa and South America (SA), and genetic studies limited to small sampling suggest greater diversity in East Africa (EA) compared to both West Africa (WA) and SA. Methods: Multidimensional scaling and phylogenetic analyses of 112 sequences of the glycosomal glyceraldehyde phosphate dehydrogenase (gGAPDH) gene and 263 sequences of the internal transcribed spacer of rDNA (ITS rDNA) were performed to compare trypanosomes from tsetse flies from Gorongosa National Park and Niassa National Reserve of Mozambique (MZ), wild ungulates and livestock from EA, and livestock isolates from WA and SA. Results: Multidimensional scaling (MDS) supported Tvv (T. vivax) and TvL




English


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Gorongosa National Park;
Niassa National Reserve

New insights from Gorongosa National Park and Niassa National Reserve of Mozambique increasing the genetic diversity of Trypanosoma vivax and Trypanosoma vivax-like in tsetse flies, wild ungulates and livestock from East Africa
Using species traits to predict detectability of animals on aerial surveysS. SCHLOSSBERG,M. J. CHASE, AND C. R. GRIFFIN2018


N/A






Ecological Applications


In animal surveys, detectability can vary widely across species. We hypothesized that detectability of animals should be a function of species traits such as mass, color, and mean herd size. We also hypothesized that models of detectability based on species traits can be used to predict detectability for new species not in the original data set, leading to substantial benefits for ecology and conservation. We tested these hypotheses with double-observer aerial surveys of 10 mammal species in northern Botswana. We combined all 10 species and modeled their detectability with species traits (mass, mean herd size, color) as predictors while controlling for observer effects, vegetation, and herd size. We found support for effects of mass and...




English


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Forest Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

Using species traits to predict detectability of animals on aerial surveys
An assessment of the water source areas of Mozambique: Umbeluzi catchment, Niassa and Cabo Delgado ProvincesDavid C Le Maitre, Lindie Smith-Adao & Patrick O’Farrell2018


Cabo Delgado;
Maputo;
Niassa












English


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Inland Waters and Wetlands Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


None

An assessment of the water source areas of Mozambique: Umbeluzi catchment, Niassa and Cabo Delgado Provinces
The essential role of other effective area-based conservation measures in achieving big bold conservation targetsNigel Dudley, Holly Jonas, Fred Nelson, Jeffrey Parrish, Aili Pyh€al, Sue Stolton & James E.M. Watson2018


N/A


doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00424




Global Ecology and Conservation


Continued biodiversity loss has prompted calls for half of the planet to be set aside for nature e including E. O Wilson's “Half-Earth” approach and the Wild Foundation's “Nature Needs Half” initiative. These efforts have provided a necessary wake-up call and drawn welcome global attention for the urgent need for increased action on conserving biodiversity and nature in general. Yet they have also sparked debate within the conservation community, particularly due to the huge practical and political obstacles to establishing or expanding protected areas on this scale. The new designation of “other effective areabased conservation measures” (OECMs) provides the opportunity for formal recognition of and support for areas delivering...




English


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General


Peer-reviewed article


Protected Areas


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

The essential role of other effective area-based conservation measures in achieving big bold conservation targets
Local costs of conservation exceed those borne by the global majorityJonathan M.H. Green, Brendan Fisher , Rhys E. Green , Joseph Makero , Philip J. Platts , Neema Robert , Marije Schaafsma, R. Kerry Turner, Andrew Balmford2017


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Global Ecology and Conservation


Cost data are crucial in conservation planning to identify more efficient and equitable land use options. However, many studies focus on just one cost type and neglect others, particularly those borne locally. We develop, for a high priority conservation area, spatial models of two local costs that arise from protected areas: foregone agricultural opportunities and increased wildlife damage. We then map these across the study area and compare them to the direct costs of reserve management, finding that local costs exceed management costs. Whilst benefits of conservation accrue to the global community, significant costs are borne by those living closest. Where livelihoods depend upon opportunities forgone or diminished by conservation...




English


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General


Peer-reviewed article


Sustainable Use of Biodiversity


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

Local costs of conservation exceed those borne by the global majority
Allometric models for managing lowland miombo woodlands of the Beira corridor in MozambiqueBenard S. Guedes , Almeida A. Sitoe & Bengt A. Olsson2018


Sofala


doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00374




Global Ecology and Conservation


Appropriate allometric models are urgently needed to assess the status and changes in biomass and carbon of the trees in miombo woodlands occupying large geographical areas in Mozambique. This study developed two new and interchangeable allometric models for estimating total above-ground biomass (AGB) of lowland miombo woodlands in the Beira corridor, central Mozambique, based on stem diameter at breast height (DBH) and stump diameter (SDI). The Beira corridor study area covers approximately 29,000 km2, of which about three-quarters is lowland miombo woodland. The SDI-based model is proposed principally for estimating total AGB (stem, branches, foliage) of harvested trees/shrubs when diameter cannot be measured at breast height, and thus...




English


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Forest Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Gorongosa National Park

Allometric models for managing lowland miombo woodlands of the Beira corridor in Mozambique
Characterisation of spatial and temporal distribution of the fire regime in Niassa National Reserve, northern MozambiqueN. S. Ribeiro, A. Cangela, A. Chauque, R. R. Bandeira and A. I. Ribeiro-Barros2017


Niassa


doi.org/10.1071/WF17085




International Journal of Wildland Fire


The Niassa National Reserve (NNR) is the largest conservation area of the Miombo woodlands in southern Africa, representing one of the most remote and pristine biodiversity spots. Anthropogenic fires have long been one of the main ecological drivers in these woodlands. However, the constraint in understanding fire effects results from limited data and accessibility to existing fire records. This study is intended to contribute to the understanding of fire ecology in these woodlands by assessing the fire regime in NNR. We used the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) daily active fire (MDC14ML) and burned-area (MCD45A1) products to characterise the fire regime in terms of seasonality, intensity, density, burned area, freq...




English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Niassa National Reserve

Characterisation of spatial and temporal distribution of the fire regime in Niassa National Reserve, northern Mozambique
Predictors of elephant poaching in a wildlife crime hotspot: The Ruvuma landscape of southern Tanzania and northern MozambiqueN. Zafra-Calvo, J.M. Lobo, C. Prada, M.R. Nielsen, N.D. Burgess2018


Cabo Delgado;
Niassa


doi.org/10.1016/j.jnc.2017.11.006




Journal for Nature Conservation


Understanding the spatial distribution of elephant carcasses in relation to ecological characteristics and human activities is critical to developing targeted management strategies for reducing poaching. We employ a spatial modelling approach to quantify the relative contribution of multiple climatic, ecological, human and protected area management predictors of the number of elephant carcasses in a recognized poaching hotspot: the Ruvuma landscape of northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania. This includes the Niassa Reserve in the south and the Selous Game Reserve in the north. In Mozambique, the number of elephant carcasses is positively associated with State-managed protected areas such as Niassa Reserve, but particularly with environme




English


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Sustainable Use of Biodiversity


Quirimbas National Park;
Niassa National Reserve

Predictors of elephant poaching in a wildlife crime hotspot: The Ruvuma landscape of southern Tanzania and northern Mozambique
Territoriality by Conservation in the Selous–Niassa Corridor in TanzaniaJevgeniy Bluwstein & Jens Friis Lund2018


Niassa


dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2016.09.010




World Development


In this paper we argue that historically emerging frontiers of conservation pave the way for continuous top–down territorialization. Drawing on a concrete case in the Selous–Niassa Corridor in Southern Tanzania, we show how a frontier emerged in the form of community-based conservation. Decades of consecutive and continuous territorialization projects, based on mapping and boundary making, have ensured that conservation is beyond questioning, despite failures in the processes of demarcating, controlling, and managing this large-scale socio-spatial intervention. Although these failures produce territorial conflicts and confusions on the ground, we argue that in the context of a conservation frontier the gap between the envisioned ideal and..




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Niassa National Reserve

Territoriality by Conservation in the Selous–Niassa Corridor in Tanzania
Evaluating the impacts of protected areas on human well-being across the developing worldR. Naidoo, D. Gerkey, D. Hole, A. Pfaff, A. M. Ellis, C. D. Golden, D. Herrera, K. Johnson, M. Mulligan, T. H. Ricketts, B. Fisher2019


N/A






SCIENCE ADVANCES


Protected areas (PAs) are fundamental for biodiversity conservation, yet their impacts on nearby residents are contested. We synthesized environmental and socioeconomic conditions of >87,000 children in >60,000 households situated either near or far from >600 PAs within 34 developing countries. We used quasi-experimental hierarchical regression to isolate the impact of living near a PA on several aspects of human well-being. Households near PAs with tourism also had higher wealth levels (by 17%) and a lower likelihood of poverty (by 16%) than similar households living far from PAs. Children under 5 years old living nearmultiple-use PAs with tourism also had higher height-for-age scores (by 10%) and were less likely to be stunted (by 13%)...




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Impact Assessment


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

Evaluating the impacts of protected areas on human well-being across the developing world
Mapeamento da Biomassa Lenhosa das Florestas de Miombo na Reserva Nacional do NiassaOrlando Alexandre Macave & Natasha S. Ribeiro2019


Niassa








A estimativa de biomassa ao nível da paisagem é crucial para a monitorização do carbono florestal, principalmente para países com o objectivo de mitigar os efeitos das mudanças climáticas e que desejam abordar convenções internacionais e aceder a mecanismos financeiros baseados na redução da emissão de carbono. A Reserva Nacional de Niassa (RNN) é a maior área (42000 km2) de conservação de Miombo na África Austral com elevada diversidade biológica, tornando-a uma área chave de conservação candidata para o desenvolvimento iniciativas MRV REDD+. Este trabalho teve como objectivo estimar a biomassa lenhosa acima do solo (BLAS) e estimar o potencial do carbono armazenado na RNN usando dados de teledetecção calibrados com dados de campo...




Portuguese


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Niassa National Reserve

Mapeamento da Biomassa Lenhosa das Florestas de Miombo na Reserva Nacional do Niassa
Anti-poaching’s politics of (in)visibility: Representing nature and conservation amidst a poaching crisisFrancis Massé2019


N/A


doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.09.011




Geoforum


Conservation organizations are increasingly using tourism and social media to raise funds and support for antipoaching interventions. This article examines how these strategies represent poaching and the responses that areostensibly needed to disrupt it. To do so, I draw on ethnographic fieldwork in the rhino poaching hotspot of the Mozambique-South Africa borderlands and analyze social media and tourism campaigns from organizations in the area. These campaigns emphasize violently decimated wildlife, threatened rangers, and the subsequent need for a securitized conservation. They obscure or neglect the social relations influencing poaching and related violence, other conservation priorities, and the implications of hardline enforcement...




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Impact Assessment


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

Anti-poaching’s politics of (in)visibility: Representing nature and conservation amidst a poaching crisis
Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its driversFrancisco Sánchez-Bayo & Kris A.G. Wyckhuys2019


N/A


doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.01.020




Biological Conservation


Biodiversity of insects is threatened worldwide. Here, we present a comprehensive review of 73 historical reports of insect declines from across the globe, and systematically assess the underlying drivers. Our work reveals dramatic rates of decline that may lead to the extinction of 40% of the world's insect species over the next few decades. In terrestrial ecosystems, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera and dung beetles (Coleoptera) appear to be the taxa most affected, whereas four major aquatic taxa (Odonata, Plecoptera, Trichoptera and Ephemeroptera) have already lost a considerable proportion of species. Affected insect groups not only include specialists that occupy particular ecological niches, but also many common and generalist species...




English


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Threats to Biodiversity


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

Worldwide decline of the entomofauna: A review of its drivers
Leveraging local livelihood strategies to support conservation and development in West AfricaAby Sene-Harpera, David Matarrita-Cascante, Lincoln R. Larson2019


N/A


doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2018.11.002




Environmental Development


Over the past 30 years, the promotion of alternative occupations has been central to livelihoodcentered conservation projects (LCP). However, continued pressure on protected areas and high poverty levels in surrounding communities suggest that other LCP approaches may be needed. One historically understudied approach focuses on enhancing pre-existing livelihood strategies to achieve conservation and development goals. We assessed the efficacy of the alternative occupations and pre-existing livelihood strategies approaches to LCPs using two case studies of adjacent protected areas along the Senegal River in West Africa. One community in Senegal promotes tourism as an alternative occupation; another in Mauritania builds on the local...


2019


English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Protected Areas


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

Leveraging local livelihood strategies to support conservation and development in West Africa
Cost-benefit analysis of increasing sampling effort in a baitedcamera trap survey of an African leopard (Panthera pardus) populationAllan Tarugara, Bruce W. Clegg, Edson Gandiw, Victor K. Muposh2019


N/A


doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00627




Global Ecology and Conservation


The use of baits at camera trap stations has been shown to increase capture rates in population surveys of large carnivores. This study set out to establish the most costeffective density and duration of sampling for baited-camera trapping (BCT) of leopards in a semi-arid savanna environment. To determine this, we used batches of 30 BCT stations (sampling occasions) to survey a population of leopards (Panthera pardus) at Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in south-eastern Zimbabwe from July to October 2017. We applied combinations of low to high sampling densities (2e7 occasions) and short to long sampling durations (2e14 days) and observed the effects on population estimates and cost of conducting the survey. Sixty-one leopards were identified...




English


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

Cost-benefit analysis of increasing sampling effort in a baitedcamera trap survey of an African leopard (Panthera pardus) population
Vegetation structure and effects of human use of the dambos ecosystem in northern MozambiqueAires Afonso Mbanze, Amade Mario Martins, Rui Rivaes, Ana I. Ribeiro-Barros, Natasha Sofia Ribeiro2019


Niassa


doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00704




Global Ecology and Conservation


The Niassa National Reserve (NNR) is the most extensive conservation area in Mozambique and the third largest in Africa, encompassing 42,000 km2 of endemic miombo vegetation. Dambos wetlands occur within the wooded grassland and grassland vegetation of NNR and provide a wide range of Ecosystem Services (ES), including life support for animal species, regulation of water flow and prevention of soil erosion. It also generates income for the livelihoods of local communities by providing land for agriculture and harvesting of non-timber products. The dynamics of these ecosystems is poorly understood despite the contribution of the dambos to global biodiversity and ES. This research is the first preliminary assessment of the vegetation...




English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Impact Assessment


Quirimbas National Park;
Niassa National Reserve

Vegetation structure and effects of human use of the dambos ecosystem in northern Mozambique
ANNUAL REPORT 2015-Niassa Carnivore ProjectNiassa Carnivore Project2015


Niassa








Niassa National Reserve (NNR) is located in northern Mozambique on the border with Tanzania. It is both one of the largest protected areas (42 000 km2; 16000 ml2) and most undeveloped places in Africa. The protected area supports the largest concentrations of wildlife remaining in Mozambique including at least a third of the national lion population (1000-1200 individuals out of a National population estimated at 2700 lions) and more than 350 African wild dogs. Free-ranging African lions (Panthera leo) have declined over the last century to fewer than 24,000 today (Riggio et al., 2012; Bauer et al., 2015). While lions are still listed as vulnerable across their whole African range, in the majority of their range, particularly in Eastern...




English


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Project Document, Project Reports and Evaluations


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Niassa National Reserve

ANNUAL REPORT 2015-Niassa Carnivore Project
IMPACT OF WILDFIRE ON INSECT DIVERSITY IN THE SELOUS GAME RESERVE, TANZANIAKelvin Ngongolo and Bruno. A. Nyundo2015


N/A






TAWIRI Biennual Conference Proceeding


Occurrence of fire is inevitable in the Selous Game Reserve which is among the UNESCO world Heritage sites. Apart from prescribed burning, un-prescribed burning was observed to occur in this reserve which was anticipated to deteriorate the wildlife species including insects. This study aimed at determining the impacts of fire on insects of the Selous. Pitfall traps were used in the collection of insects samples in the three designed study sites namely; burnt grassland, un-burnt grassland and burnt woodland. The findings showed that, fire had significant (what level of significance) impacts on diversity and not on abundance of insects. High diversity was observed in un-burnt grassland than in the burnt grassland. However it was eminent...




English


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Reports, Studies, Biodiversity Baselines and Evaluations


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

IMPACT OF WILDFIRE ON INSECT DIVERSITY IN THE SELOUS GAME RESERVE, TANZANIA
GASTROINTESTINAL AND RESPIRATORY PARASITES SURVEY IN WILD AFRICAN LIONS (PANTHERA LEO) FROM NIASSA NATIONAL RESERVE, MOZAMBIQUE – PRELIMINARY RESULTSLAJAS LM, ALHO AM, GOMES L, BEGG C, BEGG K, WAITI, OTRANTO D, ALMEIDA V, MADEIRA DE CARVALHO LM2015


Niassa






Proc Int Conf Dis Zoo Wild Anim


The African lion (Panthera leo) is an iconic species of the African continent, classified as vulnerable by the IUCN. Infectious diseases are one main threat for the survival of this species. However, the impact of parasitic infections has been overlooked and poorly documented. In order to characterise the para-sitological fauna of these animals, a study was carried out in the Niassa National Reserve (NNR), Northern Mozambique, where a large population of lions lives. In partnership with the Niassa Lion Project and the administration of the Niassa Reserve, 44 lion faecal samples were collected in an area of 600 km² (Concession L5-South), and later processed and analysed at the Laboratory of Parasit-ology and Parasitic Diseases, Faculty of...




English


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Reports, Studies, Biodiversity Baselines and Evaluations


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Niassa National Reserve

GASTROINTESTINAL AND RESPIRATORY PARASITES SURVEY IN WILD AFRICAN LIONS (PANTHERA LEO) FROM NIASSA NATIONAL RESERVE, MOZAMBIQUE – PRELIMINARY RESULTS
Carbon Storage in Secondary Mangroves along the West Coastline of Maputo City, MozambiqueTarquinio Mateus Magalhães2018


Maputo (cidade)








Mangroves are often excluded when estimating carbon (C) from global and tropical forests. Therefore, C estimates of global and tropical forests are likely to be underestimated. On the other hand, allometric biomass models and C stocks estimates are lacking for juvenile mangrove trees (seedling and sapling), yet required for increasing of young successional mangrove forests as result of disturbances. In this study, allometric biomass models were fitted and ecosystem C stock estimated for a juvenile secondary mangrove forest, using a non-destructive biomass sampling. Besides the advantage of enforcing additivity and being least biased, the models fitted simultaneously using nonlinear seemingly unrelated regression (NSUR) with parameter restri




English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity;
Coastal Biodiversity


Reports, Studies, Biodiversity Baselines and Evaluations


Impact Assessment;
Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


None

Carbon Storage in Secondary Mangroves along the West Coastline of Maputo City, Mozambique
Socio-economic impacts of private forest investment on local livelihoods in Niassa, MozambiqueMaja Bleyer2014


Niassa






University of Helsinki Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Department of Forest Sciences


The low population density and consequent high land availability in Niassa, Mozambique have attracted foreign private forest investments. Since 2005 forest companies have acquired the right to establish forest plantations in the area, which naturally affects the livelihoods in communities located close by. This study aimed to analyse the impact of forest plantations on the livelihood and wealth of local communities. The main objectives were the evaluation of impacts on natural resources, livelihood strategies and differences in the experienced impacts between different wealth groups. With these objectives, household interviews, focus group meetings and key informant interviews were held in five different villages in the province of...




English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures


Niassa National Reserve

Socio-economic impacts of private forest investment on local livelihoods in Niassa, Mozambique
The Space Between A geospatial analysis of connectivity between lion populations in East AfricaMatthew Rogan & Stuart Pimm,2014


Niassa






Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University


Lion (Panthera leo) populations and habitat range are in steep decline. Lions are increasingly isolated in protected areas and other pockets of habitat. Habitat fragmentation lowers effective population size and increases vulnerability to threats such as inbreeding depression and localized catastrophes. Conserving connecting habitat between lion populations is critical for mitigating effects from fragmentation. With approximately half of all remaining lions and a rich network of protected areas, the East African Community presents vital opportunities to preserve connectivity. I collected 69,068 lion presence locations from field researchers and overlaid these locations with a suite of environmental variables. Due to strong biases in the ...




English


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Niassa National Reserve

The Space Between A geospatial analysis of connectivity between lion populations in East Africa
Poaching Rhino Horn in South Africa and Mozambique: Community and Expert Views From the TrenchesKenly Greer Fenio2014


N/A






U.S. Department of State


This report illustrates attitudes garnered from nine focus groups in several poaching communities in and around South African and Mozambican game parks, and approximately 15 in-depth interviews with experts working in the parks. Although the communities exhibited differences, there also exist a common set of conditions in them: economically marginalized populations, anger toward the status quo, huge financial incentives from poaching, widespread corruption, and porous borders, all of which highlight the complex interaction of economic and political factors in perpetuating illicit wildlife trafficking. Until conservation and anti-poaching and trafficking efforts are ramped up, demand is reduced in Asian countries such as Viet Nam, and com...




English


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Project Document, Project Reports and Evaluations


Communication and Public Awareness;
Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Limpopo National Park;
Maputo Special Reserve

Poaching Rhino Horn in South Africa and Mozambique: Community and Expert Views From the Trenches
Contribution to the knowledge of the Carpenter Moths (Lepidoptera, Cossidae) of the Maputo Special Reserve in South Mozambique with description of two new speciesROMAN V. YAKOVLEV, GYULA M. LÁSZLÓ & ALVARO A. VETINA2020


Maputo


zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C87CC2B5-1C4F-488B-B1CC-EF811D87C190




Ecologica Montenegrina


Present paper contains the first comprehensive summary of the Cossidae of the Maputo Special Reserve (South Mozambique), including ten species. Two species are described as new to science: Afrikanetz smithi Yakovlev & László sp. n. and Brachylia maputo Yakovlev & László sp. n. Three species are reported from Mozambique for the first time. With 14 colour and 2 black and white figures.


2019


English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Maputo Special Reserve

Contribution to the knowledge of the Carpenter Moths (Lepidoptera, Cossidae) of the Maputo Special Reserve in South Mozambique with description of two new species
The size of savannah Africa: a lion’s (Panthera leo) viewJason Riggio • Andrew Jacobson • Luke Dollar • Hans Bauer • Matthew Becker • Amy Dickman • Paul Funston • Rosemary Groom • Philipp Henschel • Hans de Iongh • Laly Lichtenfeld • Stuart Pimm2013


N/A


DOI 10.1007/s10531-012-0381-4




Biodivers Conserv


We define African savannahs as being those areas that receive between 300 and 1,500 mm of rain annually. This broad definition encompasses a variety of habitats. Thus defined, savannahs comprise 13.5 million km2 and encompass most of the present range of the African lion (Panthera leo). Dense human populations and extensive conversion of land to human use preclude use by lions. Using high-resolution satellite imagery and human population density data we define lion areas, places that likely have resident lion populations. In 1960, 11.9 million km2 of these savannahs had fewer than 25 people per km2. The comparable area shrank to 9.7 million km2 by 2000. Areas of savannah Africa with few people have shrunk considerably in the last 50 year...


2012


English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

The size of savannah Africa: a lion’s (Panthera leo) view
Estudo da Prevalência da Tuberculose Bovina, Brucelose, Teileriose e Febre Aftosa na População de Búfalos da Reserva Nacional do Niassa.Rui Branco2010


Niassa


Sociedade para a Gestão e Desenvolvimento da Reserva do Niassa




Sociedade para a Gestão e Desenvolvimento da Reserva do Niassa


O búfalo constitui uma espécie extremamente valiosa do rico património faunístico da Reserva Nacional do Niassa, quer pela importância que tem no equilíbrio ecológico e ambiental quer pela contribuição que proporciona para o desenvolvimento de actividades viáveis de turismo dado tratar-se de uma espécie com elevado valor comercial, particularmente se estiver livre de doenças e dada a sua contribuição para a indústria de caça desportiva. O conhecimento da ecologia e saúde dos búfalos, em termos de dinâmica da população e estado das doenças é essencial para assegurar o desenvolvimento e manutenção de populações viáveis, possibilitando assim quer o aumento das oportunidades relativas a actividades de turismo, quer o estabelecimento de uma...


2008-2010


English


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Project Document, Project Reports and Evaluations


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Niassa National Reserve

Estudo da Prevalência da Tuberculose Bovina, Brucelose, Teileriose e Febre Aftosa na População de Búfalos da Reserva Nacional do Niassa.
A comparative study on bushmeat consumption patterns in ten tribes in TanzaniaSilvia Laura Ceppi1,2 and Martin Reinhardt Nielsen32014


N/A


www.tropicalconservationscience.org




Tropical Conservation Science


Bushmeat hunting is an important driver of wildlife depletion in Tanzania, but national-wide estimates of its consumption are lacking. We compare bushmeat consumption frequencies and determinants in ten tribes in different ecoregions in Tanzania, four of these within biodiversity hotspots of global conservation importance. Bushmeat consumption is examined in terms of ethnicity, selected indicators of wealth, and distance to and protection level of nearest protected area. Forty six percent of the respondents (n=300) belonging to nine of the ten tribes reported consuming bushmeat during the past 12 months, and 14% admitted that at least one household member hunted illegally. Significant differences in bushmeat consumption frequencies and...


2013


English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Community Use of Biodiversity


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

A comparative study on bushmeat consumption patterns in ten tribes in Tanzania
Attracting investment for Africa’s protected areas by creating enabling environments for collaborative management partnershipsP. Lindsey, M. Baghai, G. Bigurube, S. Cunliffe, A. Dickman, K. Fitzgerald, M. Flyman, P. Gandiwa, B. Kumchedwa, A. Madope, M. Morjan, A. Parker, K. Steiner, P. Tumenta, K. Uiseb, A. Robson2021


N/A


https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2021.108979




Biological Conservation


Africa’s Protected Area (PA) estate includes some of the world’s most iconic wildlife and wildlands and preserves ecosystem services upon which people depend. However, Africa’s PAs are facing a growing array of threats resulting in significant degradation, factors compounded by chronic funding shortages. In this opinion piece, drawing from the available literature and collective experience of the author group, we look at the potential for collaborative management partnerships (CMPs) between state wildlife agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to attract investment and technical capacity to improve PA performance. The three main CMP models—financial and technical support, co-management, and delegated management—yield median...


2020


English


No Restrictions


General;
Forest Biodiversity;
Mountain Biodiversity;
Other Terrestrial Biodiversity;
Inland Waters and Wetlands Biodiversity;
Marine Biodiversity;
Coastal Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Protected Areas


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

Attracting investment for Africa’s protected areas by creating enabling environments for collaborative management partnerships
MAPEAMENTO DA LOCALIZAÇÃO DE ESPÉCIES RELEVANTES PARA O TURISMO DE CONTEMPLAÇÃO NA RESERVA ESPECIAL DE MAPUTOCarlos da Piedade Zunguze e Leonardo Ribeiro Teixeira2020


Maputo








A pesquisa tem como tema o Mapeamento da localização de espécie Relevantes para o Turismo de Contemplação na Reserva Especial de Maputo e para a materialização do tema definiu-se objectivo geral que é elaborar um guião de identificação e localização das principais espécies presente na REM, os objectivos específicos são identificar as principais espécies e relevantes, mapear lugares e elaborar guião.


2020


Portuguese


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity;
Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Tourism and Biodiversity


Maputo Special Reserve

MAPEAMENTO DA LOCALIZAÇÃO DE ESPÉCIES RELEVANTES PARA O TURISMO DE CONTEMPLAÇÃO NA RESERVA ESPECIAL DE MAPUTO
Projecting Mozambique’s Demographic FuturesJulia Zinkina & Andrey Korotayev2014


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Journal of Futures Studies


The “medium” population projection series by the UN Population Division forecasts nearcatastrophic population increase for a whole number of Tropical African countries, especially East African ones. However, the projections for Mozambique, appearing somewhat less ominous than those for the neighboring Zambia, Tanzania, and Malawi, do not account for the recent fertility dynamics in Mozambique. Indeed, the projection implies a rather rapid fertility decline, while in reality it has been not just stalled, but even growing during the latest decade. We present our own population projection for Mozambique based on the UN version, but taking into account the recent fertility dynamics. We also model two more demographic scenarios, the “inertial...


2014


English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


None

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