About the Initiative
Mozambique is characterized by an outstanding variety of terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems, which host a valuable diversity of species (flora and fauna).
More than half of the Mozambican population, estimated at 28 million people, lives in rural areas, and depends directly on biodiversity resources and ecosystem services.
To conserve this key asset of the country, good quality data are needed for research and land use planning.
Born form a partnership between Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, UEM and MITADER, the Biodiversity Network of Mozambique (BioNoMo) provides research-grade primary biodiversity data from leading national universities, research centres, and conservation areas.