The World Bank just announced the approval of a $40 million grant that would provide funding for conservation through sustainable hunting in Mozambique.
In another bit of unexpected good news for hunters, the World Bank just approved a $40 million grant that, among other things, would provide funds to promote conservation through sustainable hunting in Mozambique.
The grant aims to promote all forms of tourism, including hunting, in conservation areas. $700,000 is specifically designated to help develop sustainable hunting in the country.
Like the recent announcement that Zambia has re-opened lion and leopard hunting, this is great news. All parties involved, including the people of Mozambique, hunters all over the world, and even the animal population in the country stand to benefit from this grant.
Though once known as one of the premier hunting destinations in Africa, Mozambique suffered from a civil war that lasted nearly two decades and devastated the game populations and infrastructure of the country. Slowly but surely, the country has been working to get back on its feet since the war ended.
With any luck, the situation in Mozambique will continue to improve and perhaps the country will one day become the hunting paradise that it once was. In any case, the approval of this grant from the World Bank to help fund conservation through sustainable hunting is a good start.