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safari hunting areas Name Designation Size (sq km) Coutada4

Safari hunting area

4,300

Coutada5

Safari hunting area

6,868

Coutada5

Safari hunting area

4,563

Coutada7

Safari hunting area

5,408

Coutada9

Safari hunting area

4,333

Coutada10

Safari hunting area

2,008

Coutada11

Safari hunting area

1,928

Coutada12

Safari hunting area

2,963

Coutada13

Safari hunting area

5,683

Coutada14

Safari hunting area

1,353

Coutada15

Safari hunting area

640

Block A

Safari hunting area

2,890

Block B

Safari hunting area

2,140

Block C

Safari hunting area

4,437

Block D1

Safari hunting area

2,310

Block D2

Safari hunting area

3,340

Block E

Safari hunting area

4,110

Chipange Tchetu

Safari hunting area

10,500

Nacumia

Safari hunting area

2,714

Nipepe

Safari hunting area

1,382

main ecosystem goods and services in these areas are provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural services for human beings and other species. The ecosystem goods and services of the protected areas network are the main touristic attractions and a framework for collecting financial resources and developing protected areas. The protected areas network consists of six national parks and eight national reserves, creating a system where wildlife and habitats are totally protected. This is supported by a system of safari hunting areas throughout the centre and north of the country, under varying degrees of management and protection, covering some 145,000 sq km. The protected areas network accounts for over 17 per cent of the total area of Mozambique.

WILDLIFE Wildlife in the rest of Mozambique is also protected to varying degrees by national conservation legislation (the Forests and Wildlife Act 1999 and the Forestry and Wildlife Regulation 2002). Wildlife offers a key opportunity for economic, social and environmental development. It is very diverse and includes insects, birds, reptiles, large herbivores such as elephant, rhino, giraffe hippo and

buffalo, and intermediate-sized animals such as eland, wildebeest, tsetsebe and kudu. In the national parks and reserves only synergetic activities are allowed such as spiritual relief, cultural tourism, filming, photography, nature observation and contemplation, walking trails, sport fishing and spotlight, research and education and ecotourism development, depending on the natural conditions of each locality.

Hunting quotas are allocated by the DNAC individually to each safari hunting area according to monitoring system data and the performance of the hunting operator in each concession area. Some quotas are shared between the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Agriculture – for example, those for lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo. It is government policy to encourage sport hunting as part of its strategic plan to develop tourism in Mozambique. Ecotourism development and sport hunting are growing rapidly in Mozambique and the hunting concessions and hunting fees have been on the increase since 2001. This strategy will help Mozambique to become an African tourism destination of choice in the years ahead. The administration of the national parks and reserves and safari hunting areas is carried out by the Ministry of Tourism through the DNAC.

For more information, please contact: Ministry of Tourism National Directorate of Conservation Areas Av 10 de Novembro nr. 1196 Praceta nr. 40. Bairro Central C distrito Municipal Kaphumo Maputo Mozambique Tel: +258-21-303650 Email: pariela@hotmail.com or raimundomatusse@yahoo.com

Sport hunting in Mozambique is regulated by wildlife legislation. In protected areas, the network comes under National Directorate of Conservation Areas (DNAC) authority within the Ministry of Tourism. Elsewhere, on game farms and in other designated areas, it is the responsibility of the National Directorate of Land and Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture. Under the Ministry of Tourism, there are 11 safari hunting areas, six hunting blocks in the Niassa reserve and four wildlife community conservation areas where development projects are in place and sport hunting is allowed. These areas are set aside for sport hunting, but they retain a high degree of protection. These areas cover a total of more than 75,000 sq km. The sport hunting season in Mozambique runs from 1 April to 30 November.

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Destination Mozambique 2011-12  

Destination Mozambique 2011-12, a publication produced on behalf of Inatur (Mozambique Tourism Authority) by Land & Marine publications Ltd,...

Destination Mozambique 2011-12  

Destination Mozambique 2011-12, a publication produced on behalf of Inatur (Mozambique Tourism Authority) by Land & Marine publications Ltd,...