Published at 04/07/2023

BIOFUND Showcases Mozambique's Biodiversity at the 7th CPLP Environmental Education Congress

The 7th International Congress on Environmental Education of Portuguese-Speaking Countries and Communities (CPLP) kicked off today, July 4, 2023, at the Joaquim Chissano Conference Center in Maputo, Mozambique. This gathering holds significant importance in the realm of environmental conservation and sustainability, standing as a milestone in efforts to preserve biodiversity and promote a more sustainable future. The event will run until Friday, July 7.

The event is set to draw leaders and experts in biodiversity conservation from various Portuguese-speaking countries. The exchange of knowledge and experiences, which forms the core of this gathering, has the potential to generate new initiatives and partnerships towards building a more sustainable future.

During the congress’ opening session, the President of Mozambique, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, was in attendance. Accompanied by the Minister of Land and Environment, Ivete Maibaze, among other dignitaries, the President visited the biodiversity exhibition by the Biodiversity Conservation Foundation (BIOFUND), which showcases the diversity of flora and fauna species in Mozambique. On this occasion, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi expressed his appreciation for BIOFUND’s work in preserving the country’s biodiversity.

BIOFUND’s exhibition offers an interactive journey where visitors can see and hear the sounds of different terrestrial and marine fauna species, while also learning about Mozambique’s unique ecosystems and efforts for their protection and conservation. Through this initiative, BIOFUND aims to raise awareness about the importance of preservation, encouraging effective environmental conservation actions.

During the congress, BIOFUND will also present a paper on environmental education titled ‘Exhibition and Annual Biodiversity Fair in Mozambique – Knowing to Raise Awareness for its Conservation.’ This work aims to share experiences and knowledge about environmental education and biodiversity conservation.

Join us until July 7 at the 7th International Congress on Environmental Education of Portuguese-Speaking Countries and Communities, a crucial event for the sustainability of our planet. Follow the link for more information.