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BIOFUND highlights its role in the conservation of marine and coastal biodiversity in Mozambique, during the 2nd Edition of the International Conference Crescendo Azul

BIOFUND highlights its role in the conservation of marine and coastal biodiversity in Mozambique, during the 2nd Edition of the International Conference Crescendo Azul

In the second edition of the International Conference Crescendo Azul, which took place in Vilankulo, Inhambane province from 18 to 19 November 2021, the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity – BIOFUND, highlighted the importance of conserving marine and coastal biodiversity, as well as the role of conservation areas in Mozambique in protecting biodiversity and providing ecosystem services.
1st winner of the Bio card campaign visits the Maputo Special Reserve

1st winner of the Bio card campaign visits the Maputo Special Reserve

In the Bio card incentive campaign, the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND), in partnership with the Commercial and Investment Bank (BCI), offered a guided visit to the Maputo Special Reserve to the client who made most transactions with the Bio card.
Mangroves and Marine Sustainability under debate at the 2nd Edition of the Growing Blue International Conference

Mangroves and Marine Sustainability under debate at the 2nd Edition of the Growing Blue International Conference

The Ministry of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries, together with its partners, will hold the second edition of the Growing Blue International Conference on 17-18 November, in Vilankulo district, Inhambane province, under the theme “Investing in the health of the ocean is investing in the future of the planet”.
More than 400 people reached by the Environmental Education Actions of BIOFUND at the Inhaca Book and Biodiversity Fair

More than 400 people reached by the Environmental Education Actions of BIOFUND at the Inhaca Book and Biodiversity Fair

Inhaca was the stage for the Kanyaka Book Fair, an initiative promoted by Maputo Municipal Council and its partners, such as the Maputo Portuguese School, AMOCINE, BIOFUND, ANAC, AMOLP, IMPACTO and the Inhaca Maritime Biology Station. The Fair was held between 6 and 8 November 2021, under the theme “The history of the future is written on the Island” seeking to promote the relationship between literature and environmental education.
BIOFUND participates in 1st Edition of the Quelimane Youth Fair in Zambézia province

BIOFUND participates in 1st Edition of the Quelimane Youth Fair in Zambézia province

Under the motto “Nourish the Future: undertake and innovate for sustainable production” the 1st edition of the Quelimane Youth Fair, was held in the city of Quelimane. This event was organised by the French Embassy in Mozambique and the Licungo University, with funding from the European Union. Participating in the fair were the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) and other partners.
BIOFUND and ANAC train key actors on Mount Mabu about the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool for Conservation Areas

BIOFUND and ANAC train key actors on Mount Mabu about the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool for Conservation Areas

This is the first capacity building exercise undertaken by the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) and the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC), in the framework of implementing the PROMOVE Biodiversidade (Promote Biodiversity) project, which seeks to support the Conservation of Biodiversity and Community Development on Mount Mabu.
Invasive plant species under study in the Maputo Special Reserve

Invasive plant species under study in the Maputo Special Reserve

This study is being undertaken by the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) in the framework of the Biodiversity Offset Programme, implemented with the financial support of the World Bank/MozBio2 Project and UNDP/BIOSFAC in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the National Environment Directorate (DINAB) and the National Directorate of Forests (DINAF).
European Union disburses 750,000 Euros to strengthen the BIO-Emergency Fund

European Union disburses 750,000 Euros to strengthen the BIO-Emergency Fund

The European Union recently signed a financing agreement with the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) to strengthen the BIO-Emergency Fund, in order to increase the fund’s coverage. The Fund is intend to preserve the jobs of the rangers and other staff who are fundamental for supporting inspection in the Conservation Areas, to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Mozambican biodiversity conservation community mourns the tragic murder of marine biologist Lara Muaves.

The Mozambican biodiversity conservation community mourns the tragic murder of marine biologist Lara Muaves.

It is with great sadness that the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) received the news of the tragic death of marine biologist and conservationist Lara Cristina Muaves, senior staff at the World Fund for Nature in Mozambique (WWF), on 14 October 2021, in Maputo.
BIOFUND, WCS and DINAB promote Intensive Training on the application of the Mitigation Hierarchy in Mozambique for Government technicians

BIOFUND, WCS and DINAB promote Intensive Training on the application of the Mitigation Hierarchy in Mozambique for Government technicians

Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) through the COMBO+ Project and the Ministry of Land and Environment (MTA) represented by the National Directorate of Environment (DINAB) with financial support from World Bank/MozBio2 Project and UNDP/BIOSFAC, conducted between the 12th and 13th of October 2021 the first module of the intensive training program for 25 technicians from various sectors of MTA on the application of the mitigation hierarchy in Mozambique.