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Diocórcia Chaguala – Mother, wife and heroine of biodiversity

Diocórcia Chaguala – Mother, wife and heroine of biodiversity

Diocórcia is one of the few women in the Limpopo National Park (PNL) who works in the inspection sector. She has been working there for 12 years. She always dreamed of working in the conservation area, and this dream came true in 2008, when she entered the PNL, as a ranger.
Lion family welcomes PLCM interns to the Niassa Special Reserve

Lion family welcomes PLCM interns to the Niassa Special Reserve

This happened last Wednesday, January 20, at the offices of Mariri, a concessionaire for Block L5S of the Special Reserve of Niassa, just after the arrival of Sofia Nhalungo and Tânia Zeferino, interns of the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) and beneficiaries of the Mozambique Program for Conservation Leadership (PLCM).
Conclusion of the First project financed by the BCI Bio card

Conclusion of the First project financed by the BCI Bio card

This is a project supported by the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND), through the Bio card, a partnership between BIOFUND and the Commercial and Investment Bank (BCI), which seeks to contribute to the preservation of the rhinoceros, an endangered species, in the Sabie Game Park, in Moamba district.
Muthemba Safaris Community in Gaza province, committed to the conservation of biodiversity

Muthemba Safaris Community in Gaza province, committed to the conservation of biodiversity

Through the opening of new schools, water boreholes for the communities, and the promotion of environmental education activities in the local schools, among other community development activities, Muthemba Safaris is making communities aware of the need to embrace the cause of the preservation of natural resources.
Conservation sector unites efforts to combat poaching through an awareness raising campaign

Conservation sector unites efforts to combat poaching through an awareness raising campaign

Under the name “Poaching Steals from All of Us”, the campaign has been undertaken by the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC), in collaboration with WILDAID, a non-governmental organisation that works for the preservation of wild life, and other conservation partners, including the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity - BIOFUND.
Hagnésio Chiponde: From football player to leader in the conservation of biodiversity

Hagnésio Chiponde: From football player to leader in the conservation of biodiversity

Hagnésio Chiponde is a young Mozambican trained in veterinary medicine at the Eduardo Mondlane University, and a beneficiary of the first edition of the internship programme of the PLCM, which took place in the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) and in the Maputo Special Reserve and the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve from March to August 2020.
BIOFUND signs 1st subvention agreement under the “PROMOTE Biodiversity” programme, to support the Gilé National Park.

BIOFUND signs 1st subvention agreement under the “PROMOTE Biodiversity” programme, to support the Gilé National Park.

With financing from the European Union, the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity – BIOFUND, signed, in November 2020, the first subvention agreement under the “PROMOTE Biodiversity” programme, with the François Sommer Foundation/International Foundation for Wildlife Management – FFS-IGF - to the approximate value of 2.3 million Euros for direct support to the Gilé National Park, until, 2025.
Webinar: Study on metrics to assess the ecological condition of mangrove forests: a contribution for the implementation of biodiversity offsets in Mozambique

Webinar: Study on metrics to assess the ecological condition of mangrove forests: a contribution for the implementation of biodiversity offsets in Mozambique

The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity - BIOFUND in partnership with the Eduardo Mondlane University - UEM and Wildlife Conservation Society - WCS, held on November 12, 2020 from 9 - 11 am a Webinar for the presentation of the “Progress report on the study on metrics to assess the ecological condition of mangrove forests in Mozambique ”.
BIOFUND Realiza Primeiras Sessões de Monitoria Virtual das Áreas de Conservação

BIOFUND Realiza Primeiras Sessões de Monitoria Virtual das Áreas de Conservação

A Fundação para Conservação da Biodiversidade - BIOFUND, realizou de 9 a 15 de Outubro de 2020, sessões de monitoria virtual, com as Áreas de Conservação beneficiárias para conhecer o nível de execução do plano de actividades face à nova realidade imposta pela COVID-19 e proporcionar um espaço de partilha de experiências entre os beneficiários.
Mágoè National Park steps up protection of Biodiversity

Mágoè National Park steps up protection of Biodiversity

This fact was determined during the monitoring visit to the Magoe National Park (PNM) held recently by the BIOFUND team, in the context of approving the Park’s entry into the BIO-Emergency Fund. In this way, it will benefit from the payment of wages to its 68 existing rangers.
PLCM Interns Integrated into Community Development Activities in Zinave National Park

PLCM Interns Integrated into Community Development Activities in Zinave National Park

The interns Maria Madalena Rangel, with a degree in Anthropology, and Dulce da Flora Simão, with a degree in Biological Sciences, had an initial induction into activities of the community sector and the priority actions to be undertaken, notably the community food security programme. This seeks to guarantee food for the households recently resettled from the interior of the park to the buffer zone and other localities in Mabote district.
BIOFUND ensures that 11.9 million hectares of biodiversity are protected until June 2021 in the country’s Conservation Areas

BIOFUND ensures that 11.9 million hectares of biodiversity are protected until June 2021 in the country’s Conservation Areas

The Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity - BIOFUND, at the Second Extraordinary Meeting of its Board of Directors, held in September 2020, approved the extension for a further nine months of PHASE 1 of the BIO-Emergency Fund, thus guaranteeing additional subventions to support the Conservation Areas under public and private management, up until June 2021.
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Today, 16 September, marks the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. With the aim of preserving the ozone layer, which works as a natural shield for the planet against the ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun, the Montreal Protocol was established on 16 September 1987. This is an international agreement which has been signed by 191 countries.With the signing of the agreement, 16 September became the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
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.