10 Jun '11, 7pm

Mozambique’s Lake Niassa, the 3rd largest and 2nd deepest lake in Africa, has officially been declared a reserve!

Mozambique’s Lake Niassa has officially been declared a reserve by the Government of Mozambique. The declaration will help protect the species and natural habitats of one of the largest and most biologically diverse freshwater lakes in the world and provide security to the people who depend on the lake for their food and livelihoods. Collaborative efforts to protect Africa’s third largest lake WWF worked with the Government of Mozambique, USAID, The Coca-Cola Company and local communities to: monitor illegal fishing and overfishing monitor erosion and deforestation manage fisheries mitigate the impacts of climate change This work continues and WWF also helps provide more effective fishing nets to local people at a reasonable cost. This is made possible by working with the research arm of the Mozambican fisheries ministry to educate fishing communities about the benefits of...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2011/WWFPres...

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