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1st RedLAC- CAFÉ Virtual Congress

1st RedLAC- CAFÉ Virtual Congress

This is an inedited event, which will bring together a worldwide community of conservation finance professionals, including environmental funds, donors, impact investors, NGOs, the private sector and government authorities between the 6th and 8th of October.
The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity strengthens and expands its operational support for the Conservation Areas during COVID-19

The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity strengthens and expands its operational support for the Conservation Areas during COVID-19

The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity, BIOFUND, has adopted several measures that allow it to operate fully, by implementing forms of distance working, and a rotating shift regime for its staff, in addition to holding virtual meetings.
BIOFUND and partners exchange ideas about the Biodiversity Exhibition

BIOFUND and partners exchange ideas about the Biodiversity Exhibition

After 5 years of editions of the Biodiversity Exhibition, the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) brought together partners, donors and volunteers in a debate about the previous editions, and the prospects for new approaches to the Biodiversity Exhibition
Nine Interns start Activities in Conservation Areas under the Mozambique Program for Conservation Leadership (PLCM)

Nine Interns start Activities in Conservation Areas under the Mozambique Program for Conservation Leadership (PLCM)

This is the second group of young graduates selected within the scope of the 1st Edition of the PLCM Internship Program that began their activities in the Conservation Areas on September 9, 2020, for period of six months - observing the entire protocol of hygiene and safety established for the prevention of COVID-19.
A further donation to the Rangers’ Support Fund

A further donation to the Rangers’ Support Fund

The Dr. Carlos Lopes Pereira Fund, which seeks to recognise and reward the courage and dedication of the rangers of the Conservation Areas in Mozambique,has just received a new contribution to its capital, to the value of two million meticais, from the company AVM Consultores, represented by Adamo Valy.
World Elephant Day: A day for reflection on the largest land mammal, but a very vulnerable animal

World Elephant Day: A day for reflection on the largest land mammal, but a very vulnerable animal

Created on August 12th 2012, with the aim of protecting all elephant species and support for the conservation of the largest terrestrial mammal on the planet, World Elephant Day was designed by Canadian director Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation of Thailand, where the animal is a national symbol.
Today, July 31st, We Celebrate World Ranger Day

Today, July 31st, We Celebrate World Ranger Day

It is a day to recognize across the globe the contribution of this group of professionals, who play a crucial role for conservation of biodiversity. The rangers work directly inside the conservation areas and their buffer zones to ensure the protection of wildlife, working day and night in often precarious conditions.
BIOFUND makes Three Million Dollars Available to Pay Rangers in the Protected Areas

BIOFUND makes Three Million Dollars Available to Pay Rangers in the Protected Areas

In order to guarantee their jobs and cover the wage costs of the rangers and staff who are indispensable for supporting inspection of the conservation areas during the period of crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) announced on Wednesday a fund of three million dollars that will help pay the wages of about a thousand rangers in conservation areas, under public and private management, which have seen their income fall as a result of the lack of visitors since the Covid-19 pandemic exploded across the globe.
Launch of the Project to Improve the Balance between the Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Development in the Chimanimani National Reserve

Launch of the Project to Improve the Balance between the Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Development in the Chimanimani National Reserve

The French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Fund for the Global Environment (FFEM), in partnership with the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity – BIOFUND, are launching a new project to improve the balance between the conservation of biodiversity and ruraldevelopment in the Chimanimani National Reserve.
More than 1500 people involved in the contest “films for awarness” on the impact of marine pollution

More than 1500 people involved in the contest “films for awarness” on the impact of marine pollution

The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity - BIOFUND, promoted a contest called “Films for Awareness” celebrated on the 8th of June, under the motto “Innovation for Sustainability of the Oceans: Clean Sea, Protected Ecosystem”. The contest was led by the first group of interns of the Leadership Program for the Conservation of Mozambique - PLCM
Biofund holds the pre-launch of the PLCM in an online event – webinar, under the theme “Opportunities and challenges for young people in the leadership of the Conservation sector”

Biofund holds the pre-launch of the PLCM in an online event – webinar, under the theme “Opportunities and challenges for young people in the leadership of the Conservation sector”

The pre-launch of the Mozambique Conservation Leadership Program (PLCM) was held from 4 to 11 June 2020 in partnership with ANAC, the Gorongosa National Park and WWF. The main objective of this initiative was to attract young people from different parts of the country to the Biodiversity Conservation Sector in Mozambique.
World Sea Turtle Day

World Sea Turtle Day

Today, June 16, is World Sea Turtle Day. This day is especially dedicated to highlight the importance of these wonderful animals.
World Oceans Day : 8 June

World Oceans Day : 8 June

World Oceans Day is celebrated every year on June 8th. The purpose of the day is to inform the public about the impact of the human actions on the oceans, and developing a worldwide movement for managing sustainable oceans.
May 22, International Biodiversity Day

May 22, International Biodiversity Day

Today, the 22nd of May, is the International Day of Biodiversity, the date established by the United Nations (UN), on 22 May 1992, celebrated with the aim of raising awareness among the world’s population about the importance of Conserving our Biological Diversity.
PLCM Intern Shares his Experience in Human-Wildlife Conflict Management

PLCM Intern Shares his Experience in Human-Wildlife Conflict Management

During the first round of the PLCM Internship Program, HagnésioChiponde, a young graduate in veterinary medicine fromUniversidade Eduardo Mondlane, was assignedto the National Administration of Conservation Areas, in the Department of Protection and Inspection, and joined the inspection team of the Maputo Special Reserve for a period of timeto participate in the management of Human - Elephant conflict.
National Mangrove Management Strategy Approved

National Mangrove Management Strategy Approved

The Government of Mozambique, through the Council of Ministers approved on April 14, 2020 the National Mangal Management Strategy (2020 - 2024). This instrument was designed to combat and reverse the degradation and destruction of the mangrove ecosystem in the country. It is also intended that this instrument adds value to the efforts that have been developed to boost and guide the regulation of rights, duties and obligations regarding the sustainable use of the mangrove ecosystem in Mozambique.
PLCM Starts Internship Activities

PLCM Starts Internship Activities

Ten PLCM trainees have been integrated into its sites since 2nd March 2020. This is the first group, with three integrated in BIOFUND, five in the National Administration of Conservation Areas-ANAC and two in the Centro Terra Viva-CTV.
Corona Virus Communication

Corona Virus Communication

COVID - 19 (Coronavirus) - in the context of measures to prevent the spread of this pandemic that plagues the world, and with some cases already confirmed in Mozambique, BIOFUND, in alignment with its socially responsible posture, and with the aim of avoiding a potential spread of Coronavirus, decided to proceed with the following measures.
Deputies strengthen knowledge on Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Impact Mitigation

Deputies strengthen knowledge on Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Impact Mitigation

The seminar for the induction of the members of the 9th legislature of the Mozambican Parliament took place between the 17th and 19th February 2020 and, in this context, on the 18th the discussions were around issues related to the conservation of biodiversity, with a view to broaden and facilitate the dissemination of information on the problem of climate change, at a global level and its incidence in countries like Mozambique.
In Memory of José Dias dos Santos Mohamede (1964-2020)

In Memory of José Dias dos Santos Mohamede (1964-2020)

BIOFUND received with deep sadness the news of the death of JOSÉ DIAS DOS SANTOS MOHAMEDE, Administrator of the Gilé National Reserve, one of the Conservation Areas with which it has been collaborating closely, as one of the first beneficiaries of the Abelha Project (support to Conservation Areas - AFD/BIOFUND funding), as more recently one of the main beneficiaries of the Program Promove Biodiversity (European Union funding).
BIOFUND will disburse $5.6 million to support Conservation Areas in 2020

BIOFUND will disburse $5.6 million to support Conservation Areas in 2020

BIOFUND's Board of Directors approved this Wednesday, 11th of December 2019, the doubling of the institution's budget for 2020, from about USD 4.6 million to USD 8.4 million, of which about 5.6 million USD will be allocated to support Conservation Areas and Environmental Protection.
Combo Project precursor in creating the legal and technical basis for implementation of the Mitigation Hierarchy In Africa

Combo Project precursor in creating the legal and technical basis for implementation of the Mitigation Hierarchy In Africa

This was one of the findings of the COMBO project (2016-2019) evaluation held under the theme Conservation, Impact Mitigation and Biodiversity Offset in Africa, in a partnership between Nature Conservation Society (WCS Mozambique), Biotope and Forest Trends.
Exhibition Success Story

Exhibition Success Story

“Visiting the exhibition was a unique opportunity to complement my knowledge about the biodiversity of Manica and Mozambique, with particular emphasis on the endemic species of flora,” said Chilasse Salvador Fernandes, a young graduate in Ecotourism and Wildlife Management by the Superior Institute of Manica, during the last edition of BIOFUND’sbiodiversity exhibition.
Mozbio 1 project reached over 70 000 beneficiaries

Mozbio 1 project reached over 70 000 beneficiaries

Surrounded by communities within and around 7 Conservation Areas, members representing the beneficiary communities were unanimous in stating with enthusiasm during the Vozes da Terra seminar on 25th and 26th of November that the project Mozbio has significantly improved its self-sustenance conditions.
BIOFUND promotes an Environmental Management Training Program in Nampula Province

BIOFUND promotes an Environmental Management Training Program in Nampula Province

BIOFUND, in partnership with the Mozambican Association for Environmental Impact Assessment (AMAIA) and the Government of Mozambique, represented by the Provincial Directorate for Land, Environment and Rural Development of Nampula (DPTADER), held between 28 October and 1 November 2019 the Training in Ecological Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Plans and Monitoring, for around 32 technicians from various Government institutions at Nampula province level, civil society organizations and the private sector involved in the environmental impact assessment process.
BIOFUND speaks about financing marine protection areas

BIOFUND speaks about financing marine protection areas

Challenges in the financing of Marine Protection Areas was the theme of the meeting between representatives of BIOFUND, WWF and Conservation Finance International, during the last week of 21-25 October 2019, in the United States of America.
Proposal of the Professional Hunter Regulation in preparation

Proposal of the Professional Hunter Regulation in preparation

The Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development, through the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC), in partnership with USAID's SPEED + Project, is in the process of preparing the Proposed Professional Hunter Regulation.