Published at 10/02/2023

BIOFUND Meeting approves a strategy to protect biodiversity in Mozambique

We are really excited to announce the realization of the XI Members Assembly Meeting of the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity – BIOFUND, which took place in Maputo City on February 9, 2023. This session was attended by 28 people, including representatives of government, non-governmental and academic organizations related to the conservation sector.

At the meeting, the Minutes of the X Session of the General Assembly Meeting were approved, the activities carried out since the last session were presented and the Strategic Plan (SP) for 2023-2027 was approved. This SP highlights the following priorities: financing biodiversity conservation, mobilizing funds, advocacy and education, and making BIOFUND an efficient and sustainable foundation.

The SP is ambitious and envisions an annual disbursement of at least USD 15 million for biodiversity conservation by 2027. In addition to that, BIOFUND wants to contribute to increase the knowledge about biodiversity in Mozambique, to support the creation of protected areas in at least 3% of the national territory, and promote innovative initiatives for the management of conservation areas.

BIOFUND also aims to mobilize funds through biodiversity conservation projects, to achieve an endowment fund of USD 100 million and to establish innovative sources of finance. Furthermore, the foundation wants to support the improvement of the national legal framework on biodiversity conservation, contribute to build up the capacity of the personnel working in conservation and raise awareness among the population on the importance of biodiversity conservation.

We are excited about the prospects of this plan and look forward to working together to protect and preserve Mozambique’s biodiversity. Together, we can build a greener and more sustainable future for everyone!