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In an effort to harmonise economic development and biodiversity conservation efforts, the Biofund Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s COMBO Project, is organising an exchange of experiences among environmental funds in Madagascar, Uganda and Mozambique on biodiversity checks and balances,
The workshop takes place in Maputo today from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..
Biodiversity counter-balances aim to compensate for the negative environmental impacts that may result from development projects such as large agricultural and extractive industry projects.
The event, which will include a study visit to the Maputo Special Reserve, a Mozambican conservation area, will be attended by members of the African Consortium of Environmental Funds (CAFÉ) from Mozambique, Madagascar and Uganda.
At a time when concern about the damage caused to the environment and biodiversity by clumsily executed development projects is increasingly being echoed by the media, the issue is highly topical.
There are unintended impacts that come with infrastructure dev’t:poaching,fires,loss of aquatic life as dams are built,disruption to reproductive patterns, deforestation,displacement of communities,climate change,-Beatrice,Project Mgr COMBO @VJMLeroy @foresttrendsorg @BiotopeUK pic.twitter.com/bAlwsaO3J9
— Wildlife Conservation Society, Uganda (@WCSUganda) February 15, 2019
Source: BIOFUND / Press Release
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