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Activating nature-based tourism capacity in the Bajone Sanctuary through community engagement

Description

Mozambique's Zambezia Province holds immense potential for ecotourism but faces limited infrastructure and accessibility. The Associação para Conservação do Ambiente, Biodiversidade e Desenvolvimento Comunitário (ACAMBIDEC) offers a community-led solution focused on the Bajone Sanctuary, a newly protected marine habitat. This project aims to revitalize tourism through several key initiatives: restoring the Complexo Munaeba with solar power to provide visitor accommodations, creating a cultural tourism experience around historic Gurai ruins, and enhancing the safety and cultural promotion of Nigona beach alongside the sanctuary. Visits to Nigona beach will also be restored, map safe zones, and promote the cultural heritage of the island. These initiatives set the stage for the Bajone Sanctuary to become a flourishing ecotourism destination, boosting the local economy and driving sustainable tourism growth. With emphasis on community engagement and equitable benefits, the project will showcase Mozambique's unique mix of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and commitment to conservation.

 

Details
Activating nature-based tourism capacity in the Bajone Sanctuary through community engagement
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  • Innovator ACAMBIDEC
  • OIC Financing
    39,940.38
  • Beneficiary Mozambique
  • Category
    Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Focal Point
    Fialho Nehama
  • Community members residing near Nigona beach and the Bajone Sanctuary gather for a consultative meeting
    Community members residing near Nigona beach and the Bajone Sanctuary gather for a consultative meeting
  • Nigona Beach in Zambezia Province, Mozambique
    Nigona Beach in Zambezia Province, Mozambique
  • Bajone Sanctuary in Zambezia Province, Mozambique
    Bajone Sanctuary in Zambezia Province, Mozambique
  • Community members residing near Nigona beach and the Bajone Sanctuary gather for a consultative meeting
    Community members residing near Nigona beach and the Bajone Sanctuary gather for a consultative meeting