Community based ecotourism project in Bazaruto Island
Community based ecotourism project in Bazaruto Island
Based on Bazaruto Island, within the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park, in Inhambane province, the project aims to address the lack of community benefits related to development of tourism activities, and engage them in the management of natural resources. The project will strengthen Thomba Yedho’s capacity to conserve, and protect the environment, and diversify livelihood support activities. The project will train community members in various skills, and tourism activities, erect an environmental, and cultural information center, and establish walk trials along strategic points of the island.

Sailway, Lda is a tour operator based on the adjacent island mainland, in Vilankulo village, and it will partner with Thomba Yedho, by bringing tourists by dhows and sailboats to the community island center. This partnership will be extended with the involvement of the national park authorities in addressing their management plan issues.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Associação Comunitária THOMBA YEDHO
Country:
Mozambique
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 21,700.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 14,182.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 11,950.00
Project Number:
MOZ/SGP/OP3/Y1/CORE/2005/01
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Active involvement of local communities; implementation of community law enforcement activities
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
Active involvement/ partnership of a private tour operator - strong partnership between the community and the private sector
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SGP Country office contact

Mr. Augusto Urbano Correia
Phone:
+258 21 481476
Fax:
+258 21 491691
Email:
Ms. Paula Delfina Boane
Phone:
+258 21 481495
Fax:
+258 21 491691
Email:
Luisa Hele
Email:

Address

UNDP CO Mozambique (GEF UNDP / SGP), Av. Kenneth Kaunda 931
Maputo, RBA, 4595