Biodinâmica has assisted WWF at a workshop in Nampula, and a meeting in Ibo Island, related to the adaptation to climate vulnerability in the Environmental Protection Area of the Primeiras and Segundas islands and in the Quirimbas National Park.
The CEAGI climate change adaptation program was initiated early in 2011 and aims to ensure that WWF’s conservation programs in coastal Eastern Africa recognize, and where possible address, the impacts of global climate change on priority ecosystems, and on communities that depend on the services and resources they provide. To this end, climate vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning have been initiated in five WWF priority areas in coastal East Africa, including the Primeiras and Segundas Environmental Protection Area (P&S) and Quirimbas National Park (QNP).
Biodinâmica has prepared the Climate Vulnerability Background Review for both areas and has assisted WWF in the facilitation of the final stakeholders workshops. The first one for QNP was held in Pemba in November 2015 and now, between 8 and 10 February 2016, it was the time of P&S workshop, held in Nampula. Biodinâmica was also involved in the preparation of the workshop (between 4 and 6 February) and will write the final report regarding the options for adapting to climate change in P&S and QNP. The workshop was attended by over 30 people who applied the Flowing Forward methodology to evaluate 7 analysis units: Coral reef and seagrass, Mangrove and Coastal Forest, High value species, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Human Settlements and Agriculture and Livestock.
WWF’s facilitating team together with Biodinâmica has also travelled to the Ibo Island in the QNP between 11 and 13 February to do an important meeting with the QNP’s Warden and local authorities to discuss on the adaptation options proposed by the working groups in November 2015.
The final reports for P&S and QNP will be ready in the next couple of months.