Community game farming project by establishing a wildlife sanctuary in Mahel Locality
Community game farming project by establishing a wildlife sanctuary in Mahel Locality
The project aims to establish a wildlife sanctuary of 13,000 ha within a community game farming area of a designated communal land that faces problems of human-animal conflicts and illegal offtake of animals and forest resources in Maputo Province, in northern parts of Magude district, within Mahel Administrative Post. This area is very significant on its wildlife resources (fauna and flora) representative of the Maputaland Centre of Endemism, and of the southern limit of the Miombo ecoregion, that need to be adequately managed as a biodiversity spot.

The project will have focus on environmental education of community members, protection of wildlife within the sanctuary, development of ecotourism activities, and other livelihood support activities for income generation. Strong emphasis will be given for developing a local capacity of Mahel Association to manage their area, with assistance from the wildlife services, and be able to negotiate leases of part of their land to small private tourism developers. The game farm will ultimately contribute to conservation, and sustainable use of fauna and forest resources, creating ecological and economic benefits for the community, and contributing to poverty relief. The project plan and area management plan may be revised to incorporate new activities.
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Project Snapshot

Associação Comunidade de Mahel
Area Of Work:
Multifocal Area
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 33,700.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 8,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
By raising environmental awareness at community level, and disseminate knowledge on the value of local biodiversity, that will contribute to economic growth
Policy Impact
Establishment of a game farm law enforcement and patrolling of natural resources
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SGP Country office contact

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


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