South African-based non-governmental organization, African Parks, has agreed to invest US$8 million over the next five years for the restoration of the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park in Mozambique’s Inhambane province.
African Parks project coordinator Karen Allen told APA on Saturday that the restoration project would include the construction of inspection posts, a workshop and a warehouse as well as the rehabilitation of the park’s headquarters on the island of Bazaruto.
“The idea (to invest) is to make this conservation area more and more attractive to the development of tourism and the conservation of fauna, especially of endangered species,” Allen said.
Bazaruto Archipelago National Park is considered as a model conservation of biodiversity and is often used as a success story in the world.
“To improve surveillance, the organization will acquire and install a digital communication system, transportation means (boats, motorcycles and vehicles), establish tax offices and set up an observation centre equipped with a modern wildlife monitoring systems,” the official said.
The Bazaruto Archipelago National Park consists of six idyllic islands lying off the Mozambique coastal town of Vilankulo.
Source: Journal du Cameroun