SAVING THE SURVIVORS PARTNERSHIP


STS Veterinary unit in Mozambique was called to assess a mature white rhino cow found in the South Africa - Mozambique Border with a severe limp and a deep wound potentially caused by a firearm.

SAVING THE SURVIVORS PARTNERSHIP


Mozambique is to invest some US $100 million in conservation areas by 2023, Celso Correia, former Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development stated. The money will be directed towards "conservation agriculture and construction of economic and social infrastructure for the districts that integrate the national parks and reserves that cover 25% of the territory”. The UK Government supports this initiative.


Mozambique boasts an exceptional biodiversity, with over 15 different land habitats, including endangered coastal forest. These areas are largely untouched by Mozambique's civil war, and viable game populations include Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo, Lion, Leopard, Wild Dog and several Antelope species exists. A marine survey revealed rare habitats such as sea-grass beds and found coral reefs that are among East Africa's richest, with diverse fish life and endangered species including turtle, humpback whales, dugong and whale shark.


Currently, there are only two practicing wildlife veterinarians in Mozambique, of which one is permanently stationed in Gorongosa National Park. That leaves Joao to serve the entire Mozambique, providing veterinary services and giving input on veterinary related problems in the country.