Published at 14/12/2021

BIOFUND and partners visit the Chimanimani National Park under the Conservation of Biodiversity and Community Development (CBDC) project

Between 20 and 25 November 2021, representatives of the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND), the World Bank, FNDS/MozBio 2, Fauna and Flora International (FFI), the French Development Agency (AFD), the MICAIA Foundation, PIU Chimanimani, the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) and the Chimanimani National Park (PNC), held their second joint supervisory mission of the CBDC Project in the Chimanimani National Park and its buffer zone.

The main goal of the mission was to accompany the activities implemented by the Park and by the MICAIA Foundation under the project and to align it with the work being undertaken in the same region by other partners, so as to guarantee the development of synergies.

The PNC is undertaking inventories of biodiversity, protecting and monitoring elephants, and developing a mechanism for management of information by ANAC, as part of component 1 of the project which seeks to guarantee knowledge, protection and valuing of natural and cultural heritage.

The MICAIA Foundation is also undertaking activities to demarcate community land, to develop Sustainable Land Management Plans (PGSTs) and to revive the Community Conservation Areas through boosting the production of honey in the Chimanimani region and establishing management plans for the development of chains of biodiversity products (under components 2 and 3, referring to the organisation of the territory and local development, and strengthening and developing value chains).

The CBDC project was launched in 2020, in order to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and ensure the sustainable development of the communities in the Chimanimani National Park.