World Wildlife Fund Mozambique (WWF Mozambique)
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) office in Mozambique was established in 2001.
WWF is one of the world's leading independent nature conservation organizations. It has about 5 million supporters and is active on five continents in over 100 countries.
WWF's unique style combines global objectives with scientific criteria, experience and rigor, engages action at all levels, from local to global, and presents innovative solutions aimed at protecting human life and nature.
Since its inception in 1961, it has maintained high levels of success. WWF currently funds about 2000 projects and employs about 4000 people worldwide. It has an annual income of CHF 600 million.
WWF in Mozambique
The activities that the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) implements in Mozambique reflect the objectives of its World Program and the objectives of the Africa and Madagascar Program. These are in accordance with the policies and strategies of the Government of Mozambique regarding the management of natural resources.
WWF carries out its activities in Mozambique according to the rules of international organizations, being registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. There is also a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Tourism.
The WWF Program in Mozambique supports a number of initiatives in conservation of the marine environment, forests, water, environmental education and training, environmental journalism, community involvement and endangered species. This species group includes the African elephant (Loxodonta africana), sea turtles (green, hawksbill, olive ridley, loggerhead, leatherback), dugong (Dugong dugon), whale shark (Rhincododn typus), whales (humpback and mink), dolphins (humpback, spinner, common, bottlenose), corals, among others. The dugong population (dugong in English), located in the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, is the only viable population in all of East Africa. WWF works in Niassa, specifically Lake Niassa in the Zambezi Delta, in Parks (Bazaruto Archipelago National Park and Quirimbas National Park) and Sofala Bank (dealing with shrimp fishing). Activities include the introduction of turtle excluder devices (TEDs), turtle tagging, support for CBNRM (community-based natural resources management) projects, training schools (Hunting and Forest Inspectorate School). Gorongosa National Park, and the national coral reef management program. WWF is also supporting the process of declaring a protected area in the archipelagos of the Isles.See more