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Conservation Nkula logs in the district of Macanga, Tete Province, July 2018. Photo © Fungai Caetano / Zitamar News
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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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Coal A bauxite mine. Photo: http://bauxite.world-aluminium.org/mining/process.html
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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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Conservation EDN truck. Photo: Fungai Caetano
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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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Conservation Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve warden Miguel Gonçalves with a leatherback turtle. Photo: http://www.peaceparks.org
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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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Conservation The Niassa National Reserve. Photo © Wildlife Conservation Society
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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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Business Anvil Bay lodge in the Maputo Elephant Reserve. Photo © Kim Steinberg
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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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