The World Bank is currently the largest conservation donor in Mozambique, with 46 million dollars channelled through the MozBio 1 project. With a life span of 4 years (2015-2018), this project seeks to enhance the effective management of the Conservation Areas in Mozambique and to improve the living conditions of communities within and surrounding the Conservation Areas. BIOFUND is one of the components of the MozBio 1 project benefitting from support for institutional strengthening. Recently the Mozambican government and the World Bank also took the decision to channel through BIOFUND part of the support for the operational costs of the Conservation Areas, to the total sum of about 3 million dollars, for a period of 2 years (2017-2018). The beneficiaries of this action will be the Quirimbas National Park, the Gilé National Reserve, the Chimanimani National Reserve, the Banhine National Park, the Limpopo National Park, the Bazaruto National Park, the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve, and the Maputo Special Reserve. The agreement signed between BIOFUND and ANAC for implementing this activity envisages that BIOFUND uses the disbursement procedures contained in its operational manuals.
Updated at 14/08/2017