In December 2017, African Parks signed a 25-year management agreement with Mozambique’s National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) to restore, develop and manage Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, and revitalise it to become one of the leading and most productive marine protected areas in eastern Africa.
The Wyss Foundation is a private charitable foundation dedicated to supporting innovative, lasting solutions that improve lives, empower communities, and strengthen connections to the land. The Foundation supports Akagera, Liwonde, Majete and Nkhotakota, and as part of a ground-breaking commitment of US$65 million in the form of challenge grants for five new parks, supports Pendjari National Park in Benin and Bazaruto Archipelago National Park in Mozambique.
Fondation Segré is a Swiss foundation established in 1996 that is committed to help protect the biodiversity of our planet through the conservation of threatened species and their habitat and the restoration of degraded ecosystems. Fondation Segré became a strategic funding partner of African Parks in 2016 and has supported the Chinko Project, Zakouma National Park, Bangweulu Wetlands, Bazaruto Archipelago National Park and Odzala-Kokoua. To date, they have provided over US$3 million.
Mozambique’s Conservation Areas for Biodiversity and Development Project - known as MozBio, is funded by the World Bank and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF). This four-year project focuses on reducing rural poverty through improved schemes to share benefits from conservation and nature based-tourism to communities, increase conservation-related job creation and business opportunities in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors; and promote alternative livelihood activities that encourage communities to reduce destructive practices. The project serves as a platform to address threats to conservation of Mozambique’s natural capital, promote nature-based tourism growth, integrated landscape management, and reducing high poverty levels around Conservation Areas.
Created with the mandate to ensure and promote sustainable and equitable development, the mission of the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (MITADER) focuses on reducing socio-economic inequalities with emphasis on the rural environment, by promoting a diversified and inclusive economy.
Foundation for the Conservation of Biodiversity is a private financial institution with the aim of financing the conservation of biodiversity in Mozambique. Their mission is to support the conservation of aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources, including the consolidation of the national system of Conservation Areas. With the creation of BIOFUND, the concept of a Conservation Trust Fund has been introduced into Mozambique.
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