Biodiversity Surveys is an important tool to monitor the trends of wildlife populations as well as to provide crucial information, feedback and guidance regarding the success and efficiency of the management decisions.
Niassa National Reserve has managed to conduct biannual wildlife aerial surveys since 1998, being the conservation area in Mozambique, with the longest history of such detailed data. Overall, the surveys have indicated a significant increase in wildlife numbers, and unfortunately, also an increase in illegal activities such as logging, snaring and poaching, which is also a more direct result on the increase of human population settling inside the Reserve.
Niassa National Reserve conducted a number of biodiversity surveys between 2003 and 2006, which included studies on vegetation, mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles. These studies have revealed significant results in terms of the value of Niassa biodiversity with new records and new species being discovered.
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