Archive for July, 2013

Journalists investigate climate change adaption, look to the CARE-WWF Alliance program in Angoche district

JULY 23, 2013 The Primeiras & Segundas Program hosted two journalists this month as they explored how local people living in the Primeiras e Segundas Environmental Protected Area (PSAPA) respond and adapt to climate change. Journalist Susanne Sayers and photographer Søren Rud heard stories from people across Mozambique, including from the PSAPA village of Sinhanhe and the island community of Quelelene. Sayers and Rud took… Read more »

Phuket hotels say no to shark fin soup

PHUKET: More than 30 hotels from around Phuket joined a Fin Free Campaign – aimed at removing shark fin soup from all hotel and restaurant menus on the island – on July 5 at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort. Although far from a significant percentage of hotels on the island, it is Steve Galster’s, Director of Freeland, hope that this may lead to further… Read more »

Job opportunity: Internship in Marketing

Job Opening: Internship in Marketing Location: Maputo, Mozambique Reports to: Technical Advisor and Marketing Manager Duration: 6 -9 months: contract may be extended (part-time also available) Pay: will include a basic salary plus costs (may be negotiated depending on experience and availability.) A great position for a student, gap year student or recent graduate with a passion for the environment a background of marketing, communication… Read more »

Discovering a New Whale Shark Hotspot… In an Arabian Oil Field?

Written by Marine Megafauna Foundation By Dr Simon Pierce Whale sharks. Oil. Not topics that normally go together in a positive way. So, finding myself on an oil company vessel, in the middle of an oil field, staring out at 100 large whale sharks charging back and forth on the surface, was… unexpected. Unlikely, even. But there I was, 90 km off the coast of Qatar,… Read more »

The Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Dugong Emergency Protection Project

By the Endangered Wildlife Trust In partnership with the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park Securing core Dugong herds and habitat by mitigating major threats and strengthening existing structures from 2011 to 2020. Project Rationale: Acknowledging that East Africa’s single remaining Dugong population is located within and bordering the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, and noting that this population is under threat from harmful and illegal fishing activities; the… Read more »

Sailfish caught by artisanal fishermen

We are pleased to know that after the sport fishing competition in Tofo last weekend, the local fishermen are still able to be competitive, and there are still enough fish in the sea for them. They will be able to make quite a bit of money from this sailfish, particularly during these South African holidays. If you go to the Tofo fish market tonight, you… Read more »

Join the Team: Eyes on the Horizon is Hiring

Eyes on the Horizon is hiring. Please read the job position below and apply if you think that you will fit in with the team and apply to Job Opening: Assistant Advisor Location: Maputo, Mozambique (Tofo, Inhambane also possible) Reports to: Technical Advisor Duration: Full-Time (1 year contract may be extended) Salary: 10,000 MZN /month   Eyes on the Horizon (EOTH) what we do:… Read more »

Marine Megafauna Foundation: Video

An insight into the world leading scientific research of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, based in Tofo, Mozambique.

Marine Conservation in Mozambique June 2013

Request for information: whales in Barra, new video from MMF, fishing museum approved, and lots of new research about great white sharks Welcome to the June 2013 edition of Marine Conservation in Mozambique. If you are not already on our mailing list please subscribe here. You can also help by forwarding this newsletter to anyone who might be interested in helping us with the conservation of marine life in Mozambique…. Read more »

…and we thought they were safe

A critical deadline has passed for countries to exempt themselves from new international trade regulations adopted this year to protect five species of sharks and two of manta rays. “While we’re disappointed in the actions of Iceland, Greenland, Guyana, Japan, and Yemen, the overwhelming majority of the 178 CITES Member countries have stood strongly behind the commitments made in March.” –Elizabeth Wilson The new restrictions… Read more »