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Public consultation closes on Sasol’s controversial Bazaruto exploration plans 

Residents and environmental groups in Inhambane are challenging plans by South African energy company Sasol to start exploring for oil and gas near the Bazaruto archipelago. Groups have raised concerns that tourism, fishing and the marine life around the islands - which are an important [...]

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Illegal logging could wipe out Nkula trees in Mozambique ‘within months’

Nkula trees, known for the valuable wood they produce, are on the verge of extinction in Tete province due to illegal timber harvesting by Chinese companies, often working in collaboration with local authorities. Mozambique’s Ministry of Land, Environment and [...]

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Action plan to improve how public sector deals with impact of mining and gas projects

Mozambique’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy, MIREME, unveiled on Thursday a venture to improve how the government addresses the negative impacts of large-scale mining and oil and gas projects, with support from the World Bank. 

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Tete province permits logging in national park, despite legal ban

A Mozambican company has been granted a licence allowing it to cut wood in a national park, against regulations and in spite of having previously been fined for illegal woodcutting. The Tete provincial government has granted the company, known [...]

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Mozambique environmentalists warn of ‘horrific’ effects of Botswana-backed port project

Environmentalists have warned that a new port that Zimbabwe and Botswana want to see built in southern Mozambique would have a damaging environmental impact and disqualify the area from becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Niassa elephants could die out if poaching crisis continues, experts warn

Niassa Reserve in northern Mozambique, one of the last great wilderness areas on the continent, has the potential to support a population of tens of thousands of elephants - but wildlife experts warn that if current poaching trends continue, numbers could drop so low by the end of this year as [...]

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Foundation plans $10m upgrade of Maputo Special Reserve

The Peace Parks Foundation, a South African organisation that helps establish trans-frontier conservation areas, is planning to invest $10 million to improve tourist accommodation and combat poaching at the Maputo Special Reserve in Southern [...]

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