The Commercial and Investment Bank (BCI), in partnership with the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND), on 8 December launched Mozambique’s first biodegradable debit card- the bio card.
A training session on No Net Loss, Mitigation Hierarchy and Biodiversity Offsets took place on 28 November 2017 in the Higher Hotel and Tourism Industry School of the Eduardo Mondlane University, in the framework of the biodiversity offsets implemented by BIOFUND and by the COMBO/WCS project.
BIOFUND and COMBO are undertaking a baseline study in the conservation areas of Inhambane province to assess the capacity of implementing pilot areas of “concepts of aggregate offsets”.
The Board of Directors of BIOFUND met on November 23rd at its 10th Session. Its main agenda was to present and discuss the basis for a new strategy for BIOFUND, in the context of the greater demand for financing and the consequent growth of the institution. In addition to this theme, the main activities of BIOFUND have been discussed since the last session of the Board of Directors, with emphasis to the funding of 9 Conservation Areas (covering 6 provinces) financed by the World Bank (Mozbio Project) and by AFD (projecto Abelha).
BIOFUND held for the third time, from 17 to 31 October, the exhibition and multimedia fair, under the motto "The Culture of Conservation and Sustainable Development", which once again highlighted the objectives of BIOFUND's work on awareness of civil society
In this second week dedicated to the exhibition on Biodiversity in Quelimane, we reached a total of more than 3000 visitors who had the opportunity to know more about our natural heritage exploring the exhibition with the help of guides, and increased, enriched and shared knowledge, participating in lectures and mini-courses with emphasis on the theme: Environmental Education, Coastal Erosion: Mitigation Measures.
The translocation of animals to Maputo Special Reserve (MSR) and to Zinave National Park (ZNP) has already finished with the introduction of 3.108 animals of different species, corresponding to 66% of the 4.712 planned.
The last weekend in Zambezia had a special awareness touch about the importance of biodiversity for our country, supporting joint efforts for our success in conservation of nature.
The BIOFUND exhibition and biodiversity fair, which runs from October 17 to 31, 2017 at the Teacher Education Institute of Quelimane attracts in 3 days more than 1500 visitors with special participation of primary and secondary students from various schools of the city of Quelimane.
The multimedia exhibition on biodiversity was inaugurated yesterday (17th October) in the Quelimane Teachers’ Training College, by His Excellency the Governor of the Province, Mr. Abdul Razak Noormahomed. The exhibition displays more than 80 panels of important habitats and species of our country, 9 of them specifically illustrating the biodiversity of Zambezia. This is being supported by an information exhibition with more than 12 exhibitors on activities related to biodiversity and the environment.