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  •   South Africa s commitment to ensuring the protection of its black and white rhino populations is clear from the partnerships that have been built over the years and the resulting collaboration to conserve the species says Minister of Forestry Fisheries and Environment Mrs Barbara eerie As the world comes together to mark World Rhino Day South Africa recognizes that despite pressures from rhino poaching habitat loss and vulnerability to the effects of climate change the country remains the state of the largest and potentially influential rhino range in the world The High Level Panel report has noted that the proportion of rhinos on private land has increased from around 30 in 2012 to around 60 today complemented by successes against poaching The Department of Forestry Fisheries and Environment has recognized the significant progress made in safety biological management and responsive legislation with some critical milestones remaining most notably in community empowerment demand management and Cabinet approval of the National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking Therefore we are entrusted with a great responsibility that requires all hands on deck In terms of the country s overall rhino conservation plan the private sector is playing an increasingly important role in South Africa and the rest of Africa Currently the private sector is keeping around 60 of South Africa s national herd For this reason the government assumes the construction of alliances and relationships of great importance in the conservation of this iconic species The Department in cooperation with provincial conservation authorities SANParks private rhino owners and SAPS has focused on a more proactive and integrated approach that builds on existing initiatives and blurs the distinction made between national provincial and private parks by time the situation escalates knowledge and information exchange Joint investigation teams are working on focused investigations with the support of the Environmental Enforcement Fusion Center EEFC ensuring the consolidation of information at the national level and the ability to provide analysis support not only at the tactical level but also to the teams research The goal is to strengthen our capacity not only at the tactical level to prevent and combat poaching but also our ability to disrupt activities throughout the value chain with a focus on integrated intelligence driven investigations including financial aspects Over the past year anti poaching and conservation efforts have intensified across the country as a joint effort by state conservation areas government and private landowners to reduce poaching rhinos in South Africa A more targeted deployment of resources is being implemented through the deployment of the CMORE situational awareness platform to integrated wildlife areas Through this single technology platform all actors can collaborate making use of real time insights and analytical capabilities linking for example camera traps and ranger patrols while integrating a range of other systems Information collected and communication flows through the Environmental Enforcement Fusion Center EEFC continue to support teams at both the tactical and strategic levels in the public and private sectors Our analytical capabilities have also improved resulting in a greater ability to identify individuals involved in rhino poaching and trafficking and improved and expanded investigations by multi disciplinary teams From a biological management standpoint the department in collaboration with the Rhino Management Group and all relevant stakeholders is in the process of reviewing White Rhino Biodiversity Management Plans BMPs and black respectively Another important measure of recent success in managing the rhino metapopulation has been the successful translocation of 27 rhinos from South Africa to Zinave National Park in Mozambique This historic and pioneering reconstruction initiative is the result of a partnership between the National Administration of Conservation Areas ANAC of Mozambique the Peace Parks Foundation and Exxaro Resources in collaboration with the governments of South Africa and Mozambique Mozambique and South Africa Working on a two to three year timeline the project is already well on its way to relocating more than 40 rhinos in Mozambique in a series of highly coordinated and carefully managed rebuilding operations The first 20 white rhinos and seven black rhinos introduced to Zinave earlier this year are thriving
    South Africa: Forestry, fisheries and environment celebrate World Rhino Day
      South Africa s commitment to ensuring the protection of its black and white rhino populations is clear from the partnerships that have been built over the years and the resulting collaboration to conserve the species says Minister of Forestry Fisheries and Environment Mrs Barbara eerie As the world comes together to mark World Rhino Day South Africa recognizes that despite pressures from rhino poaching habitat loss and vulnerability to the effects of climate change the country remains the state of the largest and potentially influential rhino range in the world The High Level Panel report has noted that the proportion of rhinos on private land has increased from around 30 in 2012 to around 60 today complemented by successes against poaching The Department of Forestry Fisheries and Environment has recognized the significant progress made in safety biological management and responsive legislation with some critical milestones remaining most notably in community empowerment demand management and Cabinet approval of the National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking Therefore we are entrusted with a great responsibility that requires all hands on deck In terms of the country s overall rhino conservation plan the private sector is playing an increasingly important role in South Africa and the rest of Africa Currently the private sector is keeping around 60 of South Africa s national herd For this reason the government assumes the construction of alliances and relationships of great importance in the conservation of this iconic species The Department in cooperation with provincial conservation authorities SANParks private rhino owners and SAPS has focused on a more proactive and integrated approach that builds on existing initiatives and blurs the distinction made between national provincial and private parks by time the situation escalates knowledge and information exchange Joint investigation teams are working on focused investigations with the support of the Environmental Enforcement Fusion Center EEFC ensuring the consolidation of information at the national level and the ability to provide analysis support not only at the tactical level but also to the teams research The goal is to strengthen our capacity not only at the tactical level to prevent and combat poaching but also our ability to disrupt activities throughout the value chain with a focus on integrated intelligence driven investigations including financial aspects Over the past year anti poaching and conservation efforts have intensified across the country as a joint effort by state conservation areas government and private landowners to reduce poaching rhinos in South Africa A more targeted deployment of resources is being implemented through the deployment of the CMORE situational awareness platform to integrated wildlife areas Through this single technology platform all actors can collaborate making use of real time insights and analytical capabilities linking for example camera traps and ranger patrols while integrating a range of other systems Information collected and communication flows through the Environmental Enforcement Fusion Center EEFC continue to support teams at both the tactical and strategic levels in the public and private sectors Our analytical capabilities have also improved resulting in a greater ability to identify individuals involved in rhino poaching and trafficking and improved and expanded investigations by multi disciplinary teams From a biological management standpoint the department in collaboration with the Rhino Management Group and all relevant stakeholders is in the process of reviewing White Rhino Biodiversity Management Plans BMPs and black respectively Another important measure of recent success in managing the rhino metapopulation has been the successful translocation of 27 rhinos from South Africa to Zinave National Park in Mozambique This historic and pioneering reconstruction initiative is the result of a partnership between the National Administration of Conservation Areas ANAC of Mozambique the Peace Parks Foundation and Exxaro Resources in collaboration with the governments of South Africa and Mozambique Mozambique and South Africa Working on a two to three year timeline the project is already well on its way to relocating more than 40 rhinos in Mozambique in a series of highly coordinated and carefully managed rebuilding operations The first 20 white rhinos and seven black rhinos introduced to Zinave earlier this year are thriving
    South Africa: Forestry, fisheries and environment celebrate World Rhino Day
    Africa2 weeks ago

    South Africa: Forestry, fisheries and environment celebrate World Rhino Day

    South Africa's commitment to ensuring the protection of its black and white rhino populations is clear from the partnerships that have been built over the years and the resulting collaboration to conserve the species, says Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment, Mrs. Barbara.

    eerie As the world comes together to mark World Rhino Day, South Africa recognizes that despite pressures from rhino poaching, habitat loss and vulnerability to the effects of climate change, the country remains the state of the largest and potentially influential rhino range in the world.

    The High Level Panel report has noted that the proportion of rhinos on private land has increased from around 30% in 2012 to around 60% today, complemented by successes against poaching.

    The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment has recognized the significant progress made in safety, biological management and responsive legislation with some critical milestones remaining, most notably in community empowerment, demand management and Cabinet approval of the National Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking.

    Therefore, we are entrusted with a great responsibility that requires all hands on deck.

    In terms of the country's overall rhino conservation plan, the private sector is playing an increasingly important role in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

    Currently, the private sector is keeping around 60% of South Africa's national herd.

    For this reason, the government assumes the construction of alliances and relationships of great importance in the conservation of this iconic species.

    The Department, in cooperation with provincial conservation authorities, SANParks, private rhino owners and SAPS, has focused on a more proactive and integrated approach that builds on existing initiatives and blurs the distinction made between national, provincial and private parks by time the situation escalates.

    knowledge and information exchange.

    Joint investigation teams are working on focused investigations with the support of the Environmental Enforcement Fusion Center (EEFC), ensuring the consolidation of information at the national level and the ability to provide analysis support, not only at the tactical level but also to the teams.

    research.

    The goal is to strengthen our capacity, not only at the tactical level to prevent and combat poaching, but also our ability to disrupt activities throughout the value chain with a focus on integrated intelligence-driven investigations, including financial aspects.

    .

    Over the past year, anti-poaching and conservation efforts have intensified across the country as a joint effort by state conservation areas, government, and private landowners to reduce poaching.

    rhinos in South Africa.

    A more targeted deployment of resources is being implemented through the deployment of the CMORE situational awareness platform to integrated wildlife areas.

    Through this single technology platform, all actors can collaborate, making use of real-time insights and analytical capabilities, linking, for example, camera traps and ranger patrols while integrating a range of other systems.

    Information collected and communication flows through the Environmental Enforcement Fusion Center (EEFC) continue to support teams at both the tactical and strategic levels in the public and private sectors.

    Our analytical capabilities have also improved, resulting in a greater ability to identify individuals involved in rhino poaching and trafficking and improved and expanded investigations by multi-disciplinary teams.

    From a biological management standpoint, the department, in collaboration with the Rhino Management Group and all relevant stakeholders, is in the process of reviewing White Rhino Biodiversity Management Plans (BMPs).

    and black, respectively.

    Another important measure of recent success in managing the rhino metapopulation has been the successful translocation of 27 rhinos from South Africa to Zinave National Park in Mozambique.

    This historic and pioneering reconstruction initiative is the result of a partnership between the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC) of Mozambique, the Peace Parks Foundation and Exxaro Resources, in collaboration with the governments of South Africa and Mozambique.

    Mozambique and South Africa.

    Working on a two- to three-year timeline, the project is already well on its way to relocating more than 40 rhinos in Mozambique in a series of highly coordinated and carefully managed rebuilding operations.

    The first 20 white rhinos and seven black rhinos introduced to Zinave earlier this year are thriving.

  •   On Earth Day 2022 the US government reaffirms its support for conservation law enforcement and sustainable forest management in the Niassa Special Reserve NSR the largest protected area in Mozambique Working in partnership with the National Administration of Conservation Areas ANAC the Wildlife Conservation Society and private NSR concessionaires these programs enhance the protection of forests water and wildlife while improving the economic development of the communities within the reserve Since 2015 the US government has committed 28 million in programs to support the Niassa Special Reserve Various segments of the US government help build the capacity of NSR personnel to support natural resource management and combat wildlife and timber crime These agencies include the United States Agency for International Development USAID the United States Department of State s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs INL and the United States Forest Service USFS These programs and partnerships with Mozambican government agencies have yielded excellent results Just one elephant has been poached for ivory since 2018 a significant decrease from the thousands poached in the previous 20 years Mozambique is developing a timber identification manual that will help rangers law enforcement officials prosecutors and judges counter timber trafficking and better enforce conservation laws The Government of Mozambique has tried 22 suspects in court and 16 of them have been found guilty and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 1 to 16 years in Niassa and Cabo Delgado provinces The US government s support for the Niassa Special Reserve preserves an essential protected area and its large elephant populations and our support helps increase household income and agricultural production in surrounding communities he said the US ambassador to Mozambique Peter H Vrooman This work also helps Mozambique stop international criminal networks that fuel corruption and rob communities of their natural capital Larger than the country of Switzerland the NSR is recognized as the most important protected area in Mozambique crucial for the global conservation of wildlife especially the African lion wild dog and elephant Protecting wildlife improving natural resource management and promoting community participation in conservation efforts in and around protected areas are critical components of broader US government assistance USA in Mozambique Working closely with the Government of Mozambique the US Government provides more than 500 million in annual assistance to help Mozambicans build a healthier more democratic safer and more prosperous country for all Additional information on US government support for the Niassa Special Reservation USAID recently renewed the USAID Environmental Security and Resilience in Northern Mozambique USAID ECOSMART 2 program that works with NSR staff to improve administrative management and law enforcement increase wildlife monitoring and develop conservation initiatives community in the reserve Implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society this new five year 10 million program will also promote better coordination and data sharing between the reserve and private NSR licensees INL supports the Wildlife Conservation Society to reduce the risk of poaching and illegal trafficking of endangered wildlife in the NSR through a multi pronged approach focused on increased police judicial and prosecutorial capacity better cross border fight against wildlife trafficking cooperation with Tanzania and aerial surveillance USAID and USFS also partner with ANAC the Mozambican Supreme Court and the Mozambican Attorney General s Office to increase law enforcement and legal sector capacity to counter wildlife and timber trafficking To better detect and analyze the increase in wildfires USAID and the USFS partnered with the ANAC of Mozambique and the Society for the Conservation of Wildlife to create fire management plans The team is using near real time data from multiple satellite sources to monitor fires and collect the information needed to analyze their pattern More than 26 000 people have directly benefited from sustainable natural resource management and or biodiversity conservation funded by the US government in the Niassa Special Reserve Through activities such as honey production livestock and poultry management and seed distribution neighboring communities have increased their income and improved agricultural production
    U.S. and Mozambique Governments Partner to Preserve Forests, Protect Wildlife, and Support Communities
      On Earth Day 2022 the US government reaffirms its support for conservation law enforcement and sustainable forest management in the Niassa Special Reserve NSR the largest protected area in Mozambique Working in partnership with the National Administration of Conservation Areas ANAC the Wildlife Conservation Society and private NSR concessionaires these programs enhance the protection of forests water and wildlife while improving the economic development of the communities within the reserve Since 2015 the US government has committed 28 million in programs to support the Niassa Special Reserve Various segments of the US government help build the capacity of NSR personnel to support natural resource management and combat wildlife and timber crime These agencies include the United States Agency for International Development USAID the United States Department of State s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs INL and the United States Forest Service USFS These programs and partnerships with Mozambican government agencies have yielded excellent results Just one elephant has been poached for ivory since 2018 a significant decrease from the thousands poached in the previous 20 years Mozambique is developing a timber identification manual that will help rangers law enforcement officials prosecutors and judges counter timber trafficking and better enforce conservation laws The Government of Mozambique has tried 22 suspects in court and 16 of them have been found guilty and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 1 to 16 years in Niassa and Cabo Delgado provinces The US government s support for the Niassa Special Reserve preserves an essential protected area and its large elephant populations and our support helps increase household income and agricultural production in surrounding communities he said the US ambassador to Mozambique Peter H Vrooman This work also helps Mozambique stop international criminal networks that fuel corruption and rob communities of their natural capital Larger than the country of Switzerland the NSR is recognized as the most important protected area in Mozambique crucial for the global conservation of wildlife especially the African lion wild dog and elephant Protecting wildlife improving natural resource management and promoting community participation in conservation efforts in and around protected areas are critical components of broader US government assistance USA in Mozambique Working closely with the Government of Mozambique the US Government provides more than 500 million in annual assistance to help Mozambicans build a healthier more democratic safer and more prosperous country for all Additional information on US government support for the Niassa Special Reservation USAID recently renewed the USAID Environmental Security and Resilience in Northern Mozambique USAID ECOSMART 2 program that works with NSR staff to improve administrative management and law enforcement increase wildlife monitoring and develop conservation initiatives community in the reserve Implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society this new five year 10 million program will also promote better coordination and data sharing between the reserve and private NSR licensees INL supports the Wildlife Conservation Society to reduce the risk of poaching and illegal trafficking of endangered wildlife in the NSR through a multi pronged approach focused on increased police judicial and prosecutorial capacity better cross border fight against wildlife trafficking cooperation with Tanzania and aerial surveillance USAID and USFS also partner with ANAC the Mozambican Supreme Court and the Mozambican Attorney General s Office to increase law enforcement and legal sector capacity to counter wildlife and timber trafficking To better detect and analyze the increase in wildfires USAID and the USFS partnered with the ANAC of Mozambique and the Society for the Conservation of Wildlife to create fire management plans The team is using near real time data from multiple satellite sources to monitor fires and collect the information needed to analyze their pattern More than 26 000 people have directly benefited from sustainable natural resource management and or biodiversity conservation funded by the US government in the Niassa Special Reserve Through activities such as honey production livestock and poultry management and seed distribution neighboring communities have increased their income and improved agricultural production
    U.S. and Mozambique Governments Partner to Preserve Forests, Protect Wildlife, and Support Communities
    Africa5 months ago

    U.S. and Mozambique Governments Partner to Preserve Forests, Protect Wildlife, and Support Communities

    On Earth Day 2022, the US government reaffirms its support for conservation law enforcement and sustainable forest management in the Niassa Special Reserve (NSR), the largest protected area in Mozambique. Working in partnership with the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC), the Wildlife Conservation Society, and private NSR concessionaires, these programs enhance the protection of forests, water, and wildlife while improving the economic development of the communities within the reserve.

    Since 2015, the US government has committed $28 million in programs to support the Niassa Special Reserve. Various segments of the US government help build the capacity of NSR personnel to support natural resource management and combat wildlife and timber crime. These agencies include the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States Department of State's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and the United States Forest Service (USFS). ). These programs and partnerships with Mozambican government agencies have yielded excellent results:

    Just one elephant has been poached for ivory since 2018, a significant decrease from the thousands poached in the previous 20 years. Mozambique is developing a timber identification manual that will help rangers, law enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges counter timber trafficking and better enforce conservation laws. The Government of Mozambique has tried 22 suspects in court, and 16 of them have been found guilty and sentenced to prison terms ranging from 1 to 16 years in Niassa and Cabo Delgado provinces.

    "The US government's support for the Niassa Special Reserve preserves an essential protected area and its large elephant populations, and our support helps increase household income and agricultural production in surrounding communities," he said. the US ambassador to Mozambique, Peter H. Vrooman. “This work also helps Mozambique stop international criminal networks that fuel corruption and rob communities of their natural capital.” Larger than the country of Switzerland, the NSR is recognized as the most important protected area in Mozambique, crucial for the global conservation of wildlife, especially the African lion, wild dog and elephant.

    Protecting wildlife, improving natural resource management, and promoting community participation in conservation efforts in and around protected areas are critical components of broader US government assistance. USA in Mozambique. Working closely with the Government of Mozambique, the US Government provides more than $500 million in annual assistance to help Mozambicans build a healthier, more democratic, safer, and more prosperous country for all.

    Additional information on US government support for the Niassa Special Reservation:

    USAID recently renewed the USAID Environmental Security and Resilience in Northern Mozambique (USAID ECOSMART-2) program that works with NSR staff to improve administrative management and law enforcement, increase wildlife monitoring, and develop conservation initiatives. community in the reserve. Implemented by the Wildlife Conservation Society, this new five-year, $10 million program will also promote better coordination and data sharing between the reserve and private NSR licensees. INL supports the Wildlife Conservation Society to reduce the risk of poaching and illegal trafficking of endangered wildlife in the NSR, through a multi-pronged approach focused on increased police, judicial and prosecutorial capacity, better cross-border fight against wildlife trafficking, cooperation with Tanzania, and aerial surveillance. USAID and USFS also partner with ANAC, the Mozambican Supreme Court, and the Mozambican Attorney General's Office to increase law enforcement and legal sector capacity to counter wildlife and timber trafficking. To better detect and analyze the increase in wildfires, USAID and the USFS partnered with the ANAC of Mozambique and the Society for the Conservation of Wildlife to create fire management plans. The team is using near real-time data from multiple satellite sources to monitor fires and collect the information needed to analyze their pattern. More than 26,000 people have directly benefited from sustainable natural resource management and/or biodiversity conservation funded by the US government in the Niassa Special Reserve. Through activities such as honey production, livestock and poultry management, and seed distribution, neighboring communities have increased their income and improved agricultural production.