FCN-UniLúrio and Biodinâmica give capacity building in Taratibu (QNP) with the support of WWF

Faculty of Natural Sciences of University Lúrio (FCN-UniLúrio) and Biodinâmica have lectured the Workshop “Understanding, study and promote the sustainable use of biodiversity at the Quirimbas National Park” between the 25th to the 29th May 2015.

The Faculty of Natural Sciences of University Lúrio (FCN-UniLúrio) and Biodinâmica have lectured the workshop “Understanding, study and promote the sustainable use of biodiversity at the Quirimbas National Park” between the 25th to the 29th May 2015.

This training course was funded by the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program of WWF and held in Pemba and Taratibu. A total of 11 Quirimbas National Park Rangers, one from Taratibu and 8 teachers of FCN-UniLúrio were qualified.

The theoretical component included topics such as Biodiversity importance, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Man-Wildlife conclict, including identification of dangerous snakes and first-aid, invasive species, introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems, the use of GPS in biodiversity studies and and monitoring, and also Ecotourism. The practical component involved practical work with GPS (navigation and marking points), photo-trapping and marking of ecotourism trekking routes.

In the end, all trainees and trainers were able to design a brochure about Taratibu and 3 trekking routes that were set by the trainees.

We thank WWF’s Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program support, all the logistic support given by Taratibu Bushcamp and by the Faculty of Natural Sciences of University Lúrio.