Protected areas of Mozambique

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Protected areas in Mozambique are known as Conservation Areas, and are currently grouped into National Parks, National Reserves, Forest Reserves, Wildlife Utilisation Areas (coutadas), Community Wildlife Utilisation Areas and Private Game Farms (Fazendas de Bravio). There are also a number of areas that have been declared as protected areas under a variety of different legislation, which for reasons of simplicity are here grouped together as Other Protected Areas. Under the Conservation Law of 2014 (Law 16/2014 of June 20), the protected areas will need to be reclassified into a much more flexible series of new categories which are closer to the international system used by the IUCN. International Initiatives such as the Transfrontier Parks are grouped at the end of the page.

National Parks[edit]

National Reserves[edit]

Other Protected Areas[edit]

Community Wildlife Utilisation Areas[edit]

  • Chipanje Chetu (6,065 km²)
  • Tchuma Tchato (31,838 km²)
  • Mitcheu (113 km²)

Wildlife Utilisation Areas[edit]

  • Coutada 4 - Manica (4,300 km²)
  • Coutada 5 - Sofala (6,868 km²)
  • Coutada 6 - Sofala (4,563 km²) (extinguished in 2014)
  • Coutada 7 - Manica (5,408 km²)
  • Coutada 8 - Sofala (310 km²) (extinguished in 2014 - became the Mitcheu Community Conservation Area)
  • Coutada 9 - Manica (4,333 km²)
  • Coutada 10 - Sofala (2,008 km²)
  • Coutada 11 - Sofala (1,928 km²)
  • Coutada 12 - Sofala (2,963 km²)
  • Coutada 13 - Manica (5,683 km²)
  • Coutada 14 - Sofala (1,353 km²)
  • Coutada 15 - Sofala (2,300 km²)
  • Coutada 16 - now part of the Limpopo National Park
  • Nicage (Cabo Delgado) (5,400 km²)
  • Nacúma (2,713 km²)
  • Messalo (1,227 km²)
  • Nungo (3,288 km²)
  • Lureco (2,226 km²)
  • Mulela (964 km²)
  • Marupa
  • Nipepe (1,382 km²)
  • Luabo (558 km²)
  • Micaúne (240 km²)

Forest Reserves[edit]

  • Baixo Pinda (196 km²)
  • Derre (1,700 km²)
  • Inhamitanga (16 km²)
  • Licuáti (37 km²)
  • M’palue (51 km²)
  • Maronga (83 km²)
  • Matibane (512 km²)
  • Mecuburi (2,300 km²)
  • Moribane (53 km²)
  • Mucheve (91 km²)
  • Nhampacue (170 km²)
  • Ribáuè (52 km²)
  • Zomba (28 km²)

Private Game Farms[edit]

There are Currently (2014) 50 Private Game Farms in Mozambique.

RAMSAR sites[edit]

  • Marromeu Complex
  • Lake Niassa Ramsar Complex

Transfrontier Conservation Areas[edit]

Extension: 4.170km2 Composition: which consists of Maputo Elephant Reserve (Mozambique), Tembe Elephant Park (South Africa) and the Lubombo Conservancy (Swaziland)

Extension: 84.868km2 Composition: Mozambique (Limpopo, Banhine and Zinave National Parks); Zimbabwe (Gonarezhou, Manjinji Pan Sanctuary, Malipati Safari Area, Sengwe Community Area); South Africa (Kruger National Park, Makulele Region)

Extension: 2.056km2 Composition: Mozambique (Chimanimani National Reserve); Zimbabwe (Chimanimani National Park).

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