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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 16th has been celebrated since 1987 as the World Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, in the context of the Protocol signed in Montreal, which promotes the reduction of ozone-depleting gases and in order to raise awareness of the need for planet protection. In allusion, the UN declared the date as World Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
Gilé: Change to Coexist

Gilé: Change to Coexist

It is the title of the documentary presented on August 19th, in Maputo, addressing the efforts of biodiversity conservation in the Gilé National Reserve, as part of the European Union-funded Project aiming at strengthening the financial sustainability and preserving the biodiversity of the Gilé Reserve in the province of Zambezia.
V Edition of the largest Biodiversity Exhibition will prevail in the memory of Manica residents

V Edition of the largest Biodiversity Exhibition will prevail in the memory of Manica residents

Almost 4000 people had access to the V edition of the largest sample of Biodiversity of Mozambique, between 8 and 17 August 2019, in the city of Chimoio, province of Manica, an event visited by His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic and held in synergy with the all school games.
A Map promoting Manica’s tourism, cultural and biodiversity places

A Map promoting Manica’s tourism, cultural and biodiversity places

A special edition of Mapa das Artes, indicating several touristic and cultural points, as well as aspects about the biodiversity of Manica province, was launched in the city of Chimoio, during the V Edition of the Largest Mozambican Biodiversity Exhibition, under the motto “The Culture of Conservation and Sustainable Development”.
Biodiversity in Mozambique – President Filipe Nyusi Inaugurates the 5th Edition of the BIOFUND Exhibition

Biodiversity in Mozambique – President Filipe Nyusi Inaugurates the 5th Edition of the BIOFUND Exhibition

The President of the Republic of Mozambique inaugurated in Chimoio the 5th annual edition of the exhibition “BIODIVERSITY IN MOZAMBIQUE” and congratulated BIOFUND for this initiative, which shows, especially to younger generations, the need to preserve nature to guarantee the future of humanity.
In memoriam: Claudia Sobrevila

In memoriam: Claudia Sobrevila

BIOFUND Mozambique has heard with sadness of the passing away of Claudia Sobrevila of the World Bank. Claudia was a great friend of Mozambique and BIOFUND, and was instrumental in encouraging, supporting, and guiding our institution in its earliest and most critical days. We would not be the institution we are today without her, and she will be deeply missed. Our condolences go out to her immediate family, and to her enormous extended family around the world.
Biodiversity Exhibition: Forum on Mining and Pollution

Biodiversity Exhibition: Forum on Mining and Pollution

Mining and Water Pollution, was the theme of the forum held this Thursday, August 08th, at the Catholic University, delegation of Manica, in the context of the V edition of the Mozambican Biodiversity Exhibition, entitled The Culture of Conservation and Sustainable Development
V Edition of the Largest Mozambican Biodiversity Exhibition Will Take Place During the School Games

V Edition of the Largest Mozambican Biodiversity Exhibition Will Take Place During the School Games

Between the 8th and 17th of August, in the city of Chimoio, the largest exhibition on Mozambican biodiversity will take place, an event organized by BIOFUND, entitled “The Culture of Conservation and Sustainable Development”. The purpose of the event is to disseminate information about Mozambique's rich biodiversity, with particular focus on the province of Manica.
Experience Exchange Between Mozambique and Madagascar on the Implementaiton of Biodiversity Offsets

Experience Exchange Between Mozambique and Madagascar on the Implementaiton of Biodiversity Offsets

BIOFUND under the Mozbio 2 Project in partnership with the COMBO Project and the Government of Madagascar held from 7 to 14 July 2019 in the cities of Andasibe and Antananarivo in Madagascar an exchange experience visit on biodiversity offsets with the goal of achieving “no Net biodiversity loss” at the level of development projects.
International Day for Mangal Ecosystem Conservation

International Day for Mangal Ecosystem Conservation

The World Mangrove Ecosystem Conservation Day is celebrated on 26 July. According to UNESCO, it is estimated that worldwide mangrove coverage will have halved in the last 40 years due to coastal development and the impact of climate change.
Avifauna Management, Protection and Sustainable Use Regulation in Preparation

Avifauna Management, Protection and Sustainable Use Regulation in Preparation

The Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development, through the National Conservation Area Administration (ANAC), in partnership with USAID's SPEED + Project, is in the process of preparing the Proposed Regulations on Management, Protection and Sustainanble Use of Avifauna.
June, The Ocean Celebration Month

June, The Ocean Celebration Month

Under the United Nations International Day of Oceans motto - No to Marine Pollution on June 8th , BIOFUND, in partnership with the Fisheries Museum and the Ministry of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries (MIMAIP), carried out a number of environmental education on the importance of coastal and marine biodiversity for the life of living beings.
Maputo hosted the VII General Assembly of the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity – BIOFUND

Maputo hosted the VII General Assembly of the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity – BIOFUND

The VII General Assembly of the Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity (BIOFUND) was held in the city of Maputo. The event was held on June 18th 2019 under the chairmanship of Professor Doctor Lourenço do Rosário and attended by more than 50 representatives of governmental and non-governmental institutions related to the conservation sector. During the session, the members of this body approved the 2018 activities and finance reports, as well as the plan and budget for 2019.
World Environment Day

World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on the 5th of June every year, and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
BIOFUND and COMBO Project promote an exchange of experiences workshop for Environmental Funds of Madagascar, Mozambique and Uganda on biodiversity offsets

BIOFUND and COMBO Project promote an exchange of experiences workshop for Environmental Funds of Madagascar, Mozambique and Uganda on biodiversity offsets

BIOFUND, in partnership with the COMBO Project held between 18 and 20 February 2019 an experience exchange workshop for Environmental Funds of Madagascar, Uganda and Mozambique on biodiversity offsets.
Watch the videos of the Biodiversity Itinerant Exhibition 2015-2018!

Watch the videos of the Biodiversity Itinerant Exhibition 2015-2018!

Initially shown in Maputo in 2015 , in a ceremony presided over by His Excellency the President of Mozambique, in Maputo, the BIOFUND Biodiversity Exhibition was transformed into an itinerant program, so that the first systematic survey of our natural heritage would also be appreciated in other capitals of the country.
BIOFUND explores partnership opportunities for training professionals in the national system of conservation areas and young conservationists

BIOFUND explores partnership opportunities for training professionals in the national system of conservation areas and young conservationists

BIOFUND held a visit to the Southern African Wildlife College in Hoedspruit (South Africa) from 16-18 January. The exploratory visit gathered information on the range of training courses offered by SAWC, mainly short and long-term courses related to biodiversity conservation. The two institutions discussed possible collaboration / partnership platforms for training staff from national conservation area system, youth conservationists and general public.
BIOFUND participates in the 20th Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) in Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Bolivia

BIOFUND participates in the 20th Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) in Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Bolivia

The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Environmental Funds (RedLAC) met from 27 October to 1 November 2018 in Santa Cruz de La Sierra city in Bolivia, at its 20th Annual Assembly with the theme of Creativity and Innovation for Sustainable Development.
BIOFUND promotes Training Program on Ecological Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Plans and Monitoring for Government and Private Sector

BIOFUND promotes Training Program on Ecological Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Plans and Monitoring for Government and Private Sector

A training program on Ecological Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Plans and Monitoring was held between October and November 2018 to train technicians from various Government institutions and members from Mozambican Environmental Impact Assessment Association – AMAIA in international best practices on Ecological Impact Assessment and application of the mitigation hierarchy, and environmental management plans.
Launching of Bio Card

Launching of Bio Card

Bio Card is the first biodegradable debit card in Mozambique, the product of a partnership between Banco Comercial de Investimentos (BCI) and the Foundation for Biodiversity Conservation (BIOFUND), launched on December 08, 2017.
African Ranger Award 2018 – Congratulations to a true custodian of nature

African Ranger Award 2018 – Congratulations to a true custodian of nature

Miguel Gonçalves, Park Warden of the Special Reserve of Maputo (SRM) and Partial Marine Reserve of Ponta do Ouro (PMRPO) - the Mozambique components of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation and Resource Area, received this month the African Ranger Award of 2018 a prestigious accolade presented by Paradise Foundation International and Alibaba Foundation.
Multimedia Exhibition on Biodiversity – Inhambane

Multimedia Exhibition on Biodiversity – Inhambane

SAVE THE DATE 3-12 AUGUST 2018
Inhambane City
BIOFUND will hold the fourth Multimedia Exhibition on Conservation, as part of its strategy to promote the consolidation of a favorable environment for conservation in Mozambique.
World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day

The World Turtle Day is celebrated on June 23rd. The date was established in 2000 by the American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), with the aim of raising awareness about the need for rehabilitation, adoption and protection of turtles.
World environment day

World environment day

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June. The date was established by the United Nations in 1972 with the main objective of making civil society aware of the importance of preserving natural resources in order to create a critical and active attitude towards the environmental problems that exist on the planet.
BIOFUND organizes training in planning and finances for Conservation Areas

BIOFUND organizes training in planning and finances for Conservation Areas

From May 28th to June 1st, a training course in planning and finances for all Conservation Areas in the Country was organized by BIOFUND in partnership with the National Administration of Conservation Areas. This training builds on BIOFUND's administrative and financial procedures manual as a way of equipping the Areas with technical capacity to implement projects funded by the Foundation.
Forum Harmonizing the Development and Conservation of Biodiversity in Mozambique

Forum Harmonizing the Development and Conservation of Biodiversity in Mozambique

BIOFUND will organize on the 24th of May from 17.00 to 19.30, in the Montebelo Indy Maputo Congress Hotel (Indy Village), the Forum on the need for harmonization of economic development and biodiversity conservation in Mozambique and draws attention to the possible consequences of non-observance of international best practices in the economic development of the country.
World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day

May 11, 2018 is the International Day of Migratory Birds. This day is an opportunity to summon governments, organizations and individuals to save and conserve endangered species such as some migratory bird species. Currently more than 1,200 migratory birds are in danger of extinction.