Published at 08/09/2021

PLCM interns acquire experience in Forestry Inventory in Zambézia province

Interns of the Mozambique Conservation Leadership Programme (PLCM), allocated to the National Forestry Directorate (DINAF), have been undertaking, since 15 August 2021, the integrated Forestry Inventory of Forestry Compartments (CF) in Forestry Management Units (UMF) in Mocuba and Lugela districts, Zambézia province, during 4 weeks.

The information gathered on the ground should reflect the current and potential use of forestry resources, including use by the forestry managers, and by the local communities in the area of the UMF in order to reduce the conflicts resulting from the illegal extraction of forestry products and to promote economic viability in forestry production, as well as information that deals with the multiple functions and use of the forests designated for agricultural production.

For the participants in the inventory, Aílton Mungueleze, Baptista Milione, Jonas Vilanculos and Raimundo Manuel, interns trained in Forestry Engineering by the Higher Polytechnic Institute of Gaza, the activity is of great importance for the Forestry Management Units, since the inventory will contribute towards the supply of specific data on the real conditions of the forests, for better management of the natural resources.

This activity is part of the PLCM general plan of internships (with a total duration of six months), which promotes interchange of the interns in various areas of activity in order to acquire a variety of experiences in the sector of the conservation of biodiversity.