Where We Work:


Mozambique is home to rich natural resources and critical protected areas like Quirimbas National Park, Bazaruto National Park, and Lake Niassa Reserve. With its coastline and geographical location, Mozambique is an attractive hotspot for wildlife trafficking—a serious threat to rhinos, elephants, and other ecosystem-critical species.

We work in two transboundary landscapes in Mozambique and Zimbabwe—the Mid-Zambezi Valley and Southeast Lowveld—supporting wildlife authorities to improve collaboration across borders. We also work to support a detection-dog team that has drastically reduced wildlife trafficking through Maputo International Airport, which was once a major trafficking hub.

We’re supporting the government of Mozambique in its enforcement of wildlife laws. Our past and present work includes:

  • Technical and financial support to a detection-dog unit based in Maputo.
  • Transboundary collaboration among wildlife authorities in the Mid-Zambezi Valley.
  • Supporting Mozambique law enforcement with judicial and prosecutorial assistance training.

Our conservation efforts in three landscapes benefit endangered and at-risk species including forest elephants, western lowland gorillas, and leopards.

Priority Landscapes

We work with the people of Mozambique for wildlife. Our strategic, implementing, and funding partners include:

Charly Facheux


Charly Facheux

Senior Vice President, Conservation Strategy, Impact and Learning