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Mozambique


Amended Convention Text - as adopted in 2010

Protocol for the Protection of the Marine and Coastal Environment (LBSA Protocol)

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31/03/2010

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Convention Text - as adopted in 1985

Protocol on Protected
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Protocol on pollution emergencies

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Country Profile

Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique is in southeastern Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

Total Population: 21.8 million (via UN, 2008)

Total GDP (current US$): 3,919,510,016 (World Bank 2002)

GNI per capita: US $320 (World Bank, 2007)

Area:

The country is divided into two topographical regions by the Zambezi River. To the north of the Zambezi River, the narrow coastline moves inland to hills and low plateaus, and further west to rugged highlands, which include the Niassa highlands, Namuli or Shire highlands, Angonia highlands, Tete highlands and the Makonde plateau. To the south of the Zambezi River, the lowlands are broader with the Mashonaland plateau and Lebomo mountains located in the deep south.

Further Resources

 To access documents, reports&publications, data, map files, services (image, data and geographic) , photographs, and projects on Mozambique, kindly visit the Nairobi Convention Clearinghouse and Information Sharing System and the Mozambique Clearinghouse and Information Sharing System.


  Mozambique State of Coast Report (Draft). Download


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Main exports: Seafood, cotton

Exclusive Economic Zone: 200 NM, Territorial sea: 12 NM

Length of Coastline: 2,770 km (UNEP 1998)

Coastal and Marine Protected Areas :

Ilhas da Inhaca e dos Portugueses Reserve, Parque Nacional do Bazaruto, Marromeu Game Reserve, Pomene Game Reserve, Maputo Game Reserve.

Proposed New MPAs:

The Primeiras and Segundos Islands, Nacala-Mossuril, Bartolomeu Dias area

Climate:

Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons, a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September. Climatic conditions, however, vary depending on altitude. Rainfall is heavy along the coast and decreases in the north and south.

Source

  • CIA- The World FactBook
  • Mozambique National Focal Point

National Focal Points


Mr. Rogerio Wamusse

National Director of Environmental Management & National Focal Point for Nairobi Convention
Av. Acordos de Lusaka, 2115, C.P. 2020, Maputo
Tel: 258 21 46 64 07
Fax: 258 21 46 58 49
Email: rogeriowamusse@yahoo.com


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