WWF Mozambique: our solutions
A snapshot of our work in Mozambique
Forest and woodland conservationMozambique’s borders straddle several important ecoregions of eastern Africa, including the Miombo woodlands, a 3.6 million km2 area dominated by woody vegetation that has been shaped by the interaction of people, fire and wildlife (especially elephants).
A stable political situation, growing human populations, and the resulting pressure in land use has motivated WWF to work with local communities to improve their lives without sacrificing natural resources.
An important component of our work is linking the poor with markets by seeking opportunities, as well as supporting various value-adding schemes to enable their goods to compete on the market.
WWF is exploring in depth the threats to natural resource and opportunities in the area, and developing a comprehensive resource management strategy. Over time, pilot community-based resource use and management measures is expected to lead to increased community ownership of, benefits from, and care for the natural resources of the area.