Mozambique: Leading the Way on the Identification of Key Biodiversity Areas

Rhampholeon nebulauctor, a threatened chameleon (Vulnerable) endemic from Mount Chiperone KBA, credit: Harith Farooq

This year, on Endangered Species Day and the International Day for Biodiversity, 29 KBAs are being presented to the country and the world by the Minister of Land and Environment of Mozambique.

An African wild dog (Lycaon pictus), one of the trigger species of the Niassa Special Reserve KBA, which hosts one of the largest known global populations of this species. Credit: Thomas Retterath

Mozambique has a notable abundance of natural resources and biodiversity that are vital pillars for the country’s sustainable development.

Niassa Special Reserve KBA Landscape. Credit: Valdemar Jonasse

The Mozambican State is committed to preserving its biodiversity through its implementation of international agreements and conventions.

Apalis lynesi, endemic bird from Mount Namuli KBA. Credit: Ross Gallardy

The government is integrating KBAs into its National Plan for Territorial Development, as well as its Marine Spatial Plan, as areas to be preserved.

A whale shark (Rhincodon typus), one of the trigger species from Tofo KBA, which is among the 10 largest known global aggregation sites for this species. Credit: Derek Keats

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