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Socioeconomic Impact on Mangroves in the Zambezi Delta

 

Socioeconomic Impact on Mangroves in the Zambezi Delta

The project “Sustainable Financing of the Protected Area System in Mozambique” funded by UNDP GEF was jointly implemented by the Ministry of Tourism, the Gorongosa Restoration Project, and WWF Mozambique. The overall objective of this project was to “Strengthen the overall effectiveness and sustainability of Mozambique’s Protected Area System, including financial sustainability, through working partnerships between public, private, NGO and community stakeholders”.

WWF’s responsibility was the development of a pilot carbon stock project in the mangrove forests of a coastal conservation area. In accordance with this intervention the Special Reserve Marromeu and Zambezi Delta were selected as the pilot area for the geographic scope of this objective. The overall objective was to determine the impact of human activities in the mangroves of the Zambezi Delta