Virtual Library

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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Mangrove transformation in the Incomati Estuary, Maputo Bay, MozambiqueCélia C. F. Macamo, Henriques Balidy, Salomão O. Bandeira, James G. Kairo2015


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By identifying the most critical areas of the Incomati Estuary and describing forest condition, this study shows the poor condition of peri-urban mangroves at locations such as this in eastern Africa, and highlights the need for further understanding of estuary regimes that may influence mangrove community changes, other that deforestation.


Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)


The mangroves around Maputo city in Maputo Bay were studied to assess changes in forest cover area and the effect of cutting pressure on the forest structure and conservation condition, by using GIS techniques and ground-truthing. On site, the forest was classified into semi-intact (predominantly intact trees), degraded (with many cut trees), degraded with reed invasion, dwarf mangrove, and new mangrove area. The results showed a 5% increase in forest area in 2003 as compared to 1991, with 64% of the total forest consisting of degraded mangroves. Deforestation took place at a mean rate of 17 ha year-1 between 1991 and 2003.




English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity;
Coastal Biodiversity


Reports, Studies, Biodiversity Baselines and Evaluations


Environmental Education;
Ecosystem Restoration;
Impact Assessment;
Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Others National Conservation Areas

Mangrove transformation in the Incomati Estuary, Maputo Bay, Mozambique
Turismo Baseado na NaturezaGoverno de Mocambique2018


Todas as Províncias




O material deste folheto é fornecido como uma fonte geral de informações e não se destina a consultoria de investimento, financeira, jurídica, tributária ou outra. Não constitui ou faz parte de qualquer oferta de emissão ou venda, ou de qualquer solicitação de qualquer oferta para comprar um investimento nas oportunidades aqui contidas, nem deve ou o facto de a sua distribuição formar a base ou ser invocado em conexão com qualquer contracto de oportunidades de investimento.




O turismo baseado na natureza é um segmento crescente do mercado de turismo. Esta forma de viagem, permite aos visitantes desfrutar de lugares selvagens pristinos, numa abordagem sustentável. E ao financiar as áreas de conservação, ajudam a garantir a sobrevivência a longo prazo de ecossistemas preciosos. Em Moçambique, espera-se que o turismo baseado na natureza se torne num dos maiores sectores de crescimento do país. Isto deve-se principalmente à riqueza de activos desejáveis de turismo natural e cultural.




Portuguese


No Restrictions


General;
Forest Biodiversity;
Mountain Biodiversity;
Marine Biodiversity;
Coastal Biodiversity


Official Government Document


Biological and Cultural Diversity;
Environmental Education;
Protected Areas;
Tourism and Biodiversity


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

Turismo Baseado na Natureza
Árvores são vidaWildlife Conservation Society2019


N/A






Wildlife Conservation Society






Portuguese


Permitted


Forest Biodiversity


Others


Environmental Education


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

Árvores são vida
Manual Da Turma AmbienteOIKOS, Eco Environment Childhood Organization & Parque Nacional das Quirimbas2019


N/A;
Todas as Províncias








Este manual destinado aos alunos da escola primária, é um companheiro na viagem à descoberta da Natureza preciosa que nos rodeia. Onde encontramos algumas etapas, realização de exercícios e actividades, nas quais descobrimos os segredos da Biodiversidade de Moçambique.




Portuguese


No Restrictions


General


General Information


Environmental Education


Quirimbas National Park

Manual Da Turma Ambiente
BUILDING A WILDLIFE ECONOMY (Working Paper 1: Developing Nature-Based Tourism in Africa’s State Protected Areas)Space for Giants and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)2019


N/A






Space for Giants


This working paper is the first in a series produced by Space for Giants and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) entitled ‘Building a wildlife economy’. The series has been commissioned to inform a framework for the African Union and its member nations for the optimum use of wildlife to diversify and expand their economies, strengthen the livelihoods of their citizens, and achieve ecological resilience in the face of pressing modern social and environmental challenges. Conservation Capital were the lead technical authors of this Working Paper.




English


No Restrictions


General


General Information


Legal and Political (Laws, Regulations, Action Plans, Strategies, etc.);
Biological and Cultural Diversity;
Communication and Public Awareness;
Environmental Education;
Gender and Biodiversity;
Protected Areas;
Sustainable Use of Biodiversity;
Tourism and Biodiversity;
Community Use of Biodiversity;
Threats to Biodiversity


International Protected Areas

BUILDING A WILDLIFE ECONOMY (Working Paper 1: Developing Nature-Based Tourism in Africa’s State Protected Areas)
Recreational SCUBA diving and reef conservation in southern MozambiquePereira, M. A. M.2003


Maputo






University of Natal




2001-2002


English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Biological and Cultural Diversity;
Protected Areas;
Sustainable Use of Biodiversity;
Tourism and Biodiversity;
Threats to Biodiversity


Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve

Recreational SCUBA diving and reef conservation in southern Mozambique
Recreational and sport fishing in Maputo bayPereira, M. & R. van der Elst2014


Maputo (cidade);
Maputo






WIOMSA






English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Biological and Cultural Diversity;
Protected Areas;
Sustainable Use of Biodiversity;
Tourism and Biodiversity


Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve

Recreational and sport fishing in Maputo bay
First report of twinning in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) from Ponta do Ouro, southern MozambiqueLouro, C. M. M. & M. A.M. Pereira2009


Maputo






Indian Ocean Turtle Newslette






English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Biological and Cultural Diversity;
Protected Areas


Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve

First report of twinning in the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) from Ponta do Ouro, southern Mozambique
Botanical exploration of the coastal plain south of Maputo Bay, with an emphasis on the Licuati Forest ReserveIzdine, S.; Siebert, S. & van Wyk, B.2003


Maputo






Veld & Flora


Named after the Maputo River that runs through it, Maputaland is a region of great scenic beauty and considerable botanical riches. Characteristic of the area are the high, north-south oriented dune cordons on the inland margin of the coastal plain that mark a succession of still stands and deposits during the regression of the Indian Ocean. The youngest of these dunes are probably 10 000-30 000 years old, making them some of the youngest geological formations in southern Africa. Maputaland is also a worldrenowned botanical ‘hotspot’ that was recognized by WWF/IUCN as a ‘Centre of Plant Endemism’ in 1992.




English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity


General Information


Biological and Cultural Diversity


Forest Reserves

Botanical exploration of the coastal plain south of Maputo Bay, with an emphasis on the Licuati Forest Reserve
Species list and protection attributesA/DS/D


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English


No Restrictions


General


Maps and non-georeferenced data (as jpg, pdf, .zip, data etc.)


Biological and Cultural Diversity


All Protected Areas of Mozambique

Species list and protection attributes
Using & restoring the Miombo woodlands: needs for an integrated and holistic approach in ecosystem management for long term sustainabilityMiombo Network2016


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Policy decisions made now about how to develop the Miombo region of Africa will have far-reaching consequences for the people living in this region and for the globe. There are currently conflicting viewpoints about the best way to ensure development goals and human livelihoods in the region, while also fulfilling conservation ideals and sequestering carbon. These decisions need to be grounded on solid understanding of the socio-ecology of the system, sound scientific information on the rates and causes of land cover change, and they need to include keyplayers at all levels of governance - from local, to national, to global.




English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity


General Information


Ecosystem Restoration;
Sustainable Use of Biodiversity


None

Using & restoring the Miombo woodlands: needs for an integrated and holistic approach in ecosystem management for long term sustainability
Marine Turtles in Maputo Bay and SurroundingsLouro, C.2014


N/A




In: Bandeira, S. and Paula, J. (eds.), The Maputo Bay Ecosystem.


WIOMSA


For more than 100 million years, marine turtles have roamed the world’s oceans. These impressive ocean navigators, although possessing biological characteristics inherent to terrestrial reptiles, have developed a number of morphological and physiological adaptations for living in the sea, such as flat and paddleshaped like flippers, streamlined body, enlarged lacrimal glands (Limpus, 1997; Meylan and Meylan, 1999; Wyneken, 2000a) and elastic lungs (Lutz, 1988). The life cycle of a marine turtle begins on the shores of sandy beaches when hatchlings emerge from nests (Meylan and Meylan, 1999).




English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity;
Coastal Biodiversity


Project Document, Project Reports and Evaluations


Biological and Cultural Diversity


Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve;
Inhaca Biological Reserve

Marine Turtles in Maputo Bay and Surroundings
Quantifying the largest aggregation of giant trevally Caranx ignobilis (Carangidae) on record: implications for managementDaly, R., C. A. K. Daly, R. H. Bennett, P. D. Cowley, M. A. M. Pereira & J. D. Filmalter2018


Maputo






African Journal of Marine Science




2010-2017


English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Biological and Cultural Diversity;
Protected Areas


Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve

Quantifying the largest aggregation of giant trevally Caranx ignobilis (Carangidae) on record: implications for management
Distribution and community structure of butterflyfishes (Pisces: Chaetodontidae) in southern MozambiquePereira, M. A. M. & E. J. S. Videira2005


Maputo (cidade);
Maputo






Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science




2001-2002


English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Biological and Cultural Diversity;
Protected Areas


Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve;
Inhaca Biological Reserve

Distribution and community structure of butterflyfishes (Pisces: Chaetodontidae) in southern Mozambique
Coral reefs of Maputo baySchleyer, M. & M. Pereira2014


Maputo (cidade);
Maputo






WIOMSA






English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Biological and Cultural Diversity;
Protected Areas


Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve;
Inhaca Biological Reserve

Coral reefs of Maputo bay
Natural resource use, crop damage and attitudes of rural people in the vicinity of the Maputo Elephant Reserve, Mozambiquede Boer, W. & Baquete, A.1988


Maputo






Foundation for Environmental Conservation


Participation by local communities in management is widely considered a means of sustaining protected areas. In parts of the world with a history of armed conflict, the chances of such an approach being successfully adopted might seem remote. One such area is the Maputo Elephant Reserve in southern Mozambique. The aim was to improve understanding of the local people’s use of natural resources and perceptions of the Reserve’s impact. Interviews and questionnaires distributed in four different villages were used to estimate the relative value of these resources in relation to the attitude of the local people towards the Reserve.




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Biological and Cultural Diversity;
Protected Areas


Maputo Special Reserve

Natural resource use, crop damage and attitudes of rural people in the vicinity of the Maputo Elephant Reserve, Mozambique
Cosmogenic nuclide age constraints on Middle Stone Age lithics from Niassa, MozambiqueMercader, J. Et al.2012


Niassa






Quaternary Science Reviews


The late phases of the Middle Stone Age (MSA) in the East African Rift System (EARS) are known for their evolutionary shifts and association with bottlenecks, transcontinental expansion, and climatic fluctuations. The chronology of MSA sites contemporaneous with these eco-demographic upheavals is uncertain because of the scarcity of datable sites and the poor understanding of their depositional and erosional histories. We apply terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide dating in a stratigraphic section with a complex exposure history to the study of the Luchamange Beds, a widespread sedimentological unit underlying MSA sites from the shores of Lake Niassa (Mozambican EARS).




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Biological and Cultural Diversity


Lake Niassa Partial Marine Reserve

Cosmogenic nuclide age constraints on Middle Stone Age lithics from Niassa, Mozambique
New southern geographical records of intertidal sea urchins (Echinodermata: Echinoidea), with notes on abundanceMarshall, D.; Hodgson, A. & Pretourius, R.1991


N/A


http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02541858.1991.11448250


Ten species of epifaunal sea urchin were identified at Preslies Bay, Transkei, establishing new southern geographical distributions for seven of the species. Local distributions intertidally, subtidally, and within the Mtakatye estuary were documented. Estimates of abundance on the intertidal rocky shore indicated vertical separation between certain species.


South African Journal of Zoology






English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


None

New southern geographical records of intertidal sea urchins (Echinodermata: Echinoidea), with notes on abundance
The social world of dreams and nightmares in a post-conflict setting: the case of Gorongosa in central MozambiqueIgreja, V. & Dias-Lambranca, B.2006


Sofala








The paper describes socio-cultural theories of interpretations of dreams among the population in central Mozambique. In general, dreams are considered a means of communication, conveying important messages that are applied to organize the social world.The prolonged civil war has impacted upon these dreaming systems by adding another dimension to the interpretation. War-related dreams do not serve as communication channels, but are experienced as striking repetitions of past events. In this way, the dreamer is forced to reconcile with his or her own history without the use of interventions that aim to blockth e realization of the dream in a waking state.




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Gender and Biodiversity;
Impact Assessment


Gorongosa National Park

The social world of dreams and nightmares in a post-conflict setting: the case of Gorongosa in central Mozambique
When the War Was Over, Little Changed – Women’s Posttraumatic Suffering After the War in MozambiqueIgreja, V.; Kleijn, W. & Richters, A.2006


Manica;
Sofala






The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease


This article explores the psychosocial effects of women’s prolonged exposure to civil war in the center of Mozambique. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, 91 women were assessed for posttraumatic stress symptoms and psychosocial indicators of ill health. The results indicate that for the majority of the women in this study, traumatic experiences are sequential processes. Their ill health ranges from symptoms of posttraumatic stress to episodes of spirit possession (gamba), affecting women’s capacities to conceive and raise children, and marginalizing their social position.




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Gender and Biodiversity;
Impact Assessment


Gorongosa National Park

When the War Was Over, Little Changed – Women’s Posttraumatic Suffering After the War in Mozambique
Alleviating Poverty Through Local Resources and Local Initiatives: A Case Study of Gorongosa Communities in MozambiqueManjoro, A.2013


Sofala






ZIMBABWE OPEN UNIVERSITY


Despite positive economic growth averaging 8.5% per year since 1992, there have been insignificant inroads realized in the fight against poverty in Mozambique. By 2005 about 50% of the population, mainly the 80% of rural based smallholder farmers that live below the absolute poverty line in Mozambique was considered poor according to the World Bank definition. Although richly endowed with natural resources Sofala, Tete and Inhambane rank amongst the poorest provinces.




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Community Use of Biodiversity


Gorongosa National Park

Alleviating Poverty Through Local Resources and Local Initiatives: A Case Study of Gorongosa Communities in Mozambique
Sustainable flood risk management strategies to reduce rural communities’ vulnerability to flooding in MozambiqueLumbroso, D.; Rambsbottom, D. & Spaliveiro, M.2008


Todas as Províncias






Journal of Flood Risk Management


This paper details the work undertaken by projects funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) to produce educational material to raise communities’ awareness of flooding and to develop sustainable flood risk management strategies relevant to rural communities in southern Africa.




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Environmental Education


None

Sustainable flood risk management strategies to reduce rural communities’ vulnerability to flooding in Mozambique
Small and medium forest enterprises in MozambiqueNhancale, B. Et al.2009


Todas as Províncias




Natural forests and other types of woody vegetation cover 55.3 million hectares of Mozambique’s total land area. Of the total forest, 67% is suitable for timber production. This represents a substantial commercial resource which forest enterprises could use to help achieve the aims of Mozambique’s Action Plan for the Reduction of Absolute Poverty (PARPA) in a country where 70% of the population lives in rural areas.


IIED Small and Medium Forest Enterprise; CTV & International Institute for Environment and Development






English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity


Reports, Studies, Biodiversity Baselines and Evaluations


Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures


None

Small and medium forest enterprises in Mozambique
Evaluation of Satellite Rainfall Estimates for Drought and Flood Monitoring in MozambiqueToté, C. Et al.2015


Todas as Províncias






remote sensing


Satellite derived rainfall products are useful for drought and flood early warning and overcome the problem of sparse, unevenly distributed and erratic rain gauge observations, provided their accuracy is well known. Mozambique is highly vulnerable to extreme weather events such as major droughts and floods and thus, an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different rainfall products is valuable. Three dekadal (10-day) gridded satellite rainfall products (TAMSAT African Rainfall Climatology And Time-series (TARCAT) v2.0, Famine Early Warning System NETwork (FEWS NET) Rainfall Estimate (RFE) v2.0, and Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Stations (CHIRPS)) are compared to independent gauge data (2001–2012).


2001-2012


English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments;
Threats to Biodiversity


None

Evaluation of Satellite Rainfall Estimates for Drought and Flood Monitoring in Mozambique
Plurality of religion, plurality of justice: exploring the role of religion in disputing processes in Gorongosa, Central MozambiqueJacobs, C.2010


Sofala






Wageningen University


It was a rainy day in the beginning of December 2007 when an accident happened on the muddy road between Gorongosa town and Vunduzi in a rural district in central Mozambique. On a curve of a slippery slope, a pick-up truck hit an upcoming motor bike coming from the opposite direction. The motor bike rider was life-threatening wounded. It was soon rumoured however that the actual ‘target’ of the incident had not been the motor driver, but the car driver. The latter’s wife had died two months earlier under what were considered suspicious circumstances. Soon after the pick-up truck driver’s wife had a meal at her sister-in-law’s place, she fell sick and died. Her in-laws were suspected of having killed her by poisoning.




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Biological and Cultural Diversity


Gorongosa National Park

Plurality of religion, plurality of justice: exploring the role of religion in disputing processes in Gorongosa, Central Mozambique
Mozambique: the challenge of fighting external dependence, between aid and hydrocarbonsQuartapelle, L.2011


N/A








The discovery of the Mamba gas field, off the coast of the Quirimbas Island, in Mozambique, has definitively subverted the way Mozambique is perceived as a country. Generally portrayed as one of the poorest countries in the world, devoid of the mineral riches of neighboring South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, after the 20th of October 2011, Mozambique turned to be home to the single biggest gas discovery by the Italian gas company, ENI. This discovery, coupled with Anadarko’s finding in the Rovuma basin, could position Mozambique as the 25th gas producer in the world.




English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Quirimbas National Park

Mozambique: the challenge of fighting external dependence, between aid and hydrocarbons
The Role of Local Institutions in Reducing Vulnerability to Recurrent Natural Disasters and in Sustainable Livelihoods Development. Case study Assessing the Role of Local Institutions in Reducing the Vulnerability of At-Risk Communities in Búzi, Central MozambiqueMatsimbe, Z.2003


Sofala






University of Cape Town


This study aims at understanding the role of local institutions and organisations in reducing people’s vulnerability to natural hazards. It w as based in Búzi District, where two villages, namely Munamícua and Boca, were selected for the fieldwork. Both sites still reflect the impact of the events of 2000 in the highly vulnerable livelihoods of their households. The research methodology involved multidisciplinary methods and techniques. Data was gathered from a number of institutions before the fieldwork was conducted.




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Climate Change and Biodiversity;
Threats to Biodiversity


None

The Role of Local Institutions in Reducing Vulnerability to Recurrent Natural Disasters and in Sustainable Livelihoods Development. Case study Assessing the Role of Local Institutions in Reducing the Vulnerability of At-Risk Communities in Búzi, Central Mozambique
The Driving for the Rapid Adoption of new Sweetpotato Varieties: Evidence from Baseline Survey and Rapid Appraisal Conducted in Mozambique in 2012/13Naico, A. Et al.2013


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Fifteen new varieties orange fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) were released in February 2011 in Mozambique, and several activities on the seed systems have been carried out to deliver the vines to sweetpotato farmers throughout the country. This poster discusses the most important features that have been linked to the rapid adoption of these new OFSP varieties in Mozambique. Data from a baseline survey and information from different rapid appraisals conducted during the first two years of multiplication and distribution is used to support the discussions.




English


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Reports, Studies, Biodiversity Baselines and Evaluations


Health & Biodiversity


None

The Driving for the Rapid Adoption of new Sweetpotato Varieties: Evidence from Baseline Survey and Rapid Appraisal Conducted in Mozambique in 2012/13
Examining access to natural resources and linkages to sustainable livelihoods A case study of MozambiqueNorflok, S.2004


Todas as Províncias






FAO


The overall purpose of the paper is to analyse the extent to which the regulatory changes to natural resource access and management have had their intended effect and to identify and explore the critical issues that require further attention.




English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Sustainable Use of Biodiversity;
Community Use of Biodiversity


None

Examining access to natural resources and linkages to sustainable livelihoods A case study of Mozambique
Land use history and resource utilisation from A.D. 400 to the present, at Chibuene, southern MozambiqueEkblom, A. Et al.2013


Inhambane






Veget Hist Archaeobot


This paper discusses changing patterns of resource utilisation over time in the locality of Chibuene, Vilankulos, situated on the coastal plain of southern Mozambique. The macroscopic charcoal, bone and shell assemblages from archaeological excavations are presented and discussed against the off-site palaeoecological records from pollen, fungal spores and microscopic charcoal. The Chibuene landscape has experienced four phases of land use and resource utilisation that have interacted with changes in the environment. Phase 1 (A.D. 400–900), forest savanna mosaic, low intensity cattle herding and cultivation, trade of resources for domestic use. Phase 2 (A.D. 900–1400), forest savanna mosaic, high intensity extensive cultivation.




English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity;
Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Sustainable Use of Biodiversity


None

Land use history and resource utilisation from A.D. 400 to the present, at Chibuene, southern Mozambique
Gorongosa: A History of an African Landscape, 1921-2014Muala, D.2015


Manica






Utah State University






English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Biological and Cultural Diversity;
Protected Areas


Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa: A History of an African Landscape, 1921-2014
Assessment of the value of woodland landscape function to local communities in Gorongosa and Muanza Districts, Sofala Province, MozambiqueLynam, T. Et al.2003


Sofala






Center for International Forestry Research


During the process of developing a management plan for Gorongosa National Park (GNP) in northern Sofala Province, Mozambique the presence of people within the park and in the areas immediately surrounding the park was identified as a major management concern. The major objective of the park was the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity. Local people were recognised as users of natural resources but park management had set itself the objective of ensuring that the use of resources did not undermine the achievement of conservation, recreation and knowledge generation objectives. Little was know of the spatial patterns of use of resources by local communities nor what areas were likely to be heavily impacted by community use of resources




English


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity


Reports, Studies, Biodiversity Baselines and Evaluations


Identification, Monitoring, Indicators and Assessments


Gorongosa National Park

Assessment of the value of woodland landscape function to local communities in Gorongosa and Muanza Districts, Sofala Province, Mozambique
‘Why are there so many drums playing until dawn?’ Exploring the Role of Gamba Spirits and Healers in the Post-War Recovery Period in Gorongosa, Central MozambiqueIgreja, V.2003


Sofala




In the wake of a civil war, local resources can play a potential role in shaping the recovery process by providing both old and new exegeses for the disturbing effects of the past. Using the case of Gorongosa, this article aims to explore the ways in which the war has impacted upon traditional medicine by creating Gamba spirits that cause havoc but can also transform the psychosocial hurts of war survivors. Historically, traditional healing practice was under the sole responsibility of the Dzoca, an ancestral spirit that for generations was embodied in living people through lineage descent to exercise its healing powers.


transcultural psychiatry






English


No Restrictions


General


Peer-reviewed article


Ecosystem Restoration


Gorongosa National Park

‘Why are there so many drums playing until dawn?’ Exploring the Role of Gamba Spirits and Healers in the Post-War Recovery Period in Gorongosa, Central Mozambique
Impacto da Mineração Artesanal na Vida das Crianças & no Meio AmbienteConsul, A.; Mandevane, D. & Tankar, I.2012


Manica






CTV


Se por um lado a exploração mineira resolve questões financeiras dos garimpeiros e suas famílias, por outro, arrastam consigo uma série de problemas ambientais, sociais, culturais e de outra espécie que afectam não apenas a vida das comunidades mas também a vida das crianças. É neste âmbito que o CTV realizou o presente estudo com objectivo de conhecer a situação actual da problemática da mineração artesanal em Moçambique e avaliar o seu impacto na vida das crianças e no meio ambiente. O trabalho de campo, foi feito em sete comunidades dos distritos de Manica, Sussundenga e Barue, todos da Província de Manica.




Portuguese


No Restrictions


Forest Biodiversity;
Mountain Biodiversity;
Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Reports, Studies, Biodiversity Baselines and Evaluations


Threats to Biodiversity


None

Impacto da Mineração Artesanal na Vida das Crianças & no Meio Ambiente
Baseline survey on socio-economic benefits of artisanal tuna fishery in MozambiquePereira, M. Et al.2013


Todas as Províncias






biodinâmica & CTV


Tuna is one of the most globally traded and consumed seafood. Due to the high demand for tuna and tuna-like species, the fishery is facing huge challenges with respect to sustainable exploitation across the globe. The Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region accounts for 70-80% of the Indian Ocean tuna catch, and about 20% of the global production. It is reported that Mozambican artisanal marine fishery contributes over 80% of the national marine fish production, being used as food or source of income to coastal fishing communities. However there is no adequate information on how much of this are tuna and or tuna-like species. The main aim of this assessment was to provide baseline information on socio-economic issues around artisanal tuna fishery




English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity


Reports, Studies, Biodiversity Baselines and Evaluations


Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures


None

Baseline survey on socio-economic benefits of artisanal tuna fishery in Mozambique
ITC – INICIATIVA PARA TERRAS COMUNITÁRIAS Auditoria de GêneroITC2010


Cabo Delgado;
Gaza;
Manica






Natural Resources Institute


A primeira parte do presente relatório consta de um extensivo resumo executivo caracterizado por principais constatações e recomendações referente a auditoria de gênero e biodiversidade, seguida de uma parte introdutória sobre o contexto político e institucional e local da abordagem de gênero e biodiversidade em Moçambique. Em seguida o relatório apresenta as diferentes práticas se género e diversidade nas províncias de Gaza, Manica e Cabo Delgado, focalizando para os projectos da iTC, provedores de serviços, comunidades e respectivos beneficiários.




Portuguese


No Restrictions


Other Terrestrial Biodiversity


Reports, Studies, Biodiversity Baselines and Evaluations


Gender and Biodiversity;
Community Use of Biodiversity


None

ITC – INICIATIVA PARA TERRAS COMUNITÁRIAS Auditoria de Gênero
Biodiversidadee Pobreza em Moçambique Alívio à pobreza protegendo a biodiversidadeA/DS/D


Todas as Províncias








Moçambique, em reconhecimento da importância da diversidade biológica para o seu desenvolvimento e da necessidade de contribuir para os esforços de conservação da biodiversidade global, é signatário da Convenção de Diversidade Biológica (CBD). No seu artigo 1, a convenção indica claramente que a diversidade biológica deve ser em benefício da humanidade, com particular destaque para as comunidades que vivem nas áreas onde esta biodiversidade se encontra.




English


No Restrictions


General


Reports, Studies, Biodiversity Baselines and Evaluations


Sustainable Use of Biodiversity;
Threats to Biodiversity


None

Biodiversidadee Pobreza em Moçambique Alívio à pobreza protegendo a biodiversidade
Pesca desportiva de alto mar no sul de Moçambique: Avaliação preliminar 2000-2005Pereira, M.2005


Maputo (cidade)






CTV


Apesar da sua importância sócio-económica, poucos estudos foram realizados sobre a pesca recreativa e desportiva em Moçambique, especialmente no que diz respeito à pesca de alto mar. Neste trabalho, são reportados resultados preliminares de um estudo em curso, que tem como objectivo analisar aspectos relacionados com o esforço de pesca e capturas (taxas e composição específica). Foi usada informação colectada no âmbito de concursos de pesca organizados pelo Clube Marítimo de Desportos de Maputo (CMD) entre os anos de 2000 e 2005. Em média, 86.4 ± 18.1 (SD) pescadores foram inscritos por concurso, tendo sido utilizadas 20.6 ± 3.9 (SD) embarcações. Foram capturados em média 114.5 ± 54.8 (SD) peixes/concurso (variação 48–193 peixes).


2000-2005


English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity;
Coastal Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures


None

Pesca desportiva de alto mar no sul de Moçambique: Avaliação preliminar 2000-2005
Avaliação Preliminar da Percepção Pública sobre a Degradação e Conservação da Praia da Costa do Sol (Maputo)Pereira, M. & Videira, E.2015


Maputo (cidade)






CTV & JIAA


Um inquérito foi realizado na praia da Costa do Sol, em Abril de 2003, para avaliar a percepção e participação públicas em relação à degradação e conservação da praia. As atitudes e percepções de 51 banhistas foram avaliadas. A maioria pensa que esta praia está superlotada, muito degradada, em piores condições do que outras praias e que necessita de reabilitação. Os banhistas apontaram como responsáveis por esta degradação o Conselho Municipal da Cidade de Maputo (CMCM), os próprios banhistas e as barracas. O CMCM foi também responsabilizado pela reabilitação da praia, seguido dos próprios banhistas.




English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity;
Coastal Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Threats to Biodiversity


None

Avaliação Preliminar da Percepção Pública sobre a Degradação e Conservação da Praia da Costa do Sol (Maputo)
Turismo e meio ambiente: uma análise do ecoturismo e sua contribuição sócio-ambiental no distrito matutuine: caso da reserva especial de Maputo – MoçambiqueMarulo, A.2012


Maputo






Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte


Moçambique é detentor de um potencial para o desenvolvimento do turismo, principalmente para o turismo de natureza, devido a existência de áreas de conservação por quase todo o País. A Reserva Especial de Maputo (REM) configura-se como uma das mais importantes unidades de conservação e tem recebido investimentos por forma a dinamizar o desenvolvimento do turismo na região. Atualmente assiste-se a um aumento substancial na demanda de visitantes que se deslocam para REM com a intenção de desenvolver uma série de atividades de natureza recreativa relacionados ao ecoturismo.




English


No Restrictions


Marine Biodiversity;
Coastal Biodiversity


Peer-reviewed article


Tourism and Biodiversity


Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve

Turismo e meio ambiente: uma análise do ecoturismo e sua contribuição sócio-ambiental no distrito matutuine: caso da reserva especial de Maputo – Moçambique
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