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Environment in Mozambique

  • Japan donates meteorological equipment to Mozambique

    JAPAN, 2016/03/26 Japan has donated meteorological equipment to the National Institute of Meteorology of Mozambique in order to increase its capacity to monitor, estimate and prepare weather warnings, at an event held Wednesday in Maputo. The equipment, costing an estimated US$100,000, includes equipment for calibration of barometers and thermometers, and its delivery was witnessed by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Carlos Mesquita, according to Mozambican newspaper Notícias.
  • Mozambique: 'Orange Alert' Declared in Mozambique

    MAPUTO CITY, 2016/01/18 The Mozambican government's Disaster Management Technical Commission (CTGC) on Friday announced an orange alert, only one step removed from the maximum national of disaster readiness, a red alert. The move was prompted by a combination of torrential rains north of the Zambezi and a severe drought in southern Mozambique. The soils in the north of the country are presently saturated, and the weather estimate is for 300 millimetres of rain in the next 15 days in Nampula, Niassa and Cabo Delgado provinces. In Cabo Delgado, the Messalo, Muagide and Megaruma rivers are presently all at flood alert level.
  • Working Together For Migratory Birds And People Across Africa And Eurasia

    BOTSWANA, 2015/11/17 One lesson that has been well and truly learned in nature conservation is that for policies to be really effective nations have to collaborate to address common problems. Within the UN system it is as well recognized that this applies to the different Programmes, Conventions and Agreements set up over the years. That each of these bodies has a distinct niche and a clear role does not justify a bunker mentality. By synergizing, cooperating and collaborating they can find common cause with natural allies and seek compromises with those whose agendas do not necessarily match their own. AEWA, the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, is a prime example of an organization that embodies this approach.
  • Hunting in Africa - to Ban or Not to Ban Is the Question

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/21 Hunting has long been a highly controversial activity, whether as a sport (leisure or recreational), for commercial purposes or if done for cultural reasons. African nations that legalise hunting activities experience scrutiny around their conservation efforts, and how much money they make from it. Trophy hunting, which is offered in 23 sub-Saharan African nations, generates an estimated US$201 million per year. Out of the 23 nations taking part in legal hunting activities, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa have the majority effective controls and the highest levels of transparency.
  • Flooding in Mozambique

    MAPUTO CITY, 2015/03/02 Mozambique's major north-south highway (EN1) is presently cut in two places in Zambezia province, where bridges have collapsed in the current flooding, thus making overland transport from the northern provinces to the centre and south impossible. At the town of Mocuba, a massive flood on the Licungo river has overwhelmed the bridge carrying ENI across the river. A crew from the independent television station STV filmed the raging Licungo as it destroyed part of the bridge on Tuesday. These are the worst floods on the Licungo since 1971. On Monday the river was flowing through Mocuba at a rate of 6,500 cubic metres a second. It is impossible to judge whether it rose much higher, since the measuring equipment was again submerged.
  • Save Mozambique's Garden Of Eden

    MOZAMBIQUE, 2013/05/02 The elephant cow turns and -- ears flapping, trumpeting -- makes for the car. "The matriarch," whispers safari guide José Montinho. "She’s protecting the herd with the calves."  Gregory Carr has an American entrepreneur's vision for saving African wildlife. For a couple of scary minutes everyone in the car sits stock still as the mighty animal snorts and lifts its trunk in a threatening way formerly turning back around again and trotting off next the others as they enter the forest at sundown.
  • Forest inventory in Mozambique

    MOZAMBIQUE, 2013/01/12 Benguela, Huambo, Cuanza Norte and Cuanza Sul will be the prime four provinces to finish, by March 20th, Angola’s prime forest inventory since the Portuguese colonisation period, says Mateus André, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
  • Farms, Settlements Shrinking African Lion Habitat

    BOTSWANA, 2012/12/24 The people of lions in sub-Saharan Africa is dwindling at a quick pace, according to a recent study, which found that lions have declined by additional than 75 % in the past 50 years, as farms and settlements proliferate. The study found that there are probably only around 32,000 lions still living on the continent. In 1960, there were as a lot of as 100,000 lions living in Africa. West African lions have experienced the greatest decline in people with only as few as 500 left in the region. Duke University researchers led the study, which was published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation.
  • Bush and Beach in Mozambique

    MOZAMBIQUE, 2011/01/06  A landmark agreement has launched the development of a $3 million eco-lodge in Mozambique's Maputo Appropriate Reserve, a 70,000-hectare prime protected area. Bordering the Indian Ocean, the reserve offers tourists a varied experience of beaches, bays, coral reefs, forests, lakes, rivers, and a host of wildlife including an estimated 350 elephants.