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Cablegate: Transfrontier Conservation Areas and Tourism Development

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 111123Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY MAPUTO
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
RUEHSA/AMEMBASSY PRETORIA 6084
RUEHJO/AMCONSUL JOHANNESBURG 0804
RUEHTN/AMCONSUL CAPE TOWN 0452
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9317
RUCNSAD/SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY
RUCPCIM/CIMS NTDB WASHDC

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MAPUTO 000875

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 3131/ANESA
USDOC FOR 3140/ITA/CS/ODO
USDOC FOR 4510/ITA/MAC/OA
DEPT PLS PASS AID/AFR/SA AND G/EGAD/BD
DEPT PLS PASS EXIM BANK, TDA, AND OPIC
JOHANNESBURG FOR FCS
CAPE TOWN ALSO FOR FCS
STATE FOR MCC
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ECON MZ
SUBJECT: TRANSFRONTIER CONSERVATION AREAS AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT (TFCATDP) - PREPARATION OF THE MASTER PLANS FOR BANHINE AND
ZINAVE NATIONAL PARKS - UC-ACTF/108/08

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1. 787/09/T010

2. 09/04/08

3. RDOUGHTEN

4. 787 MOZAMBIQUE

5. -

6A. REPLY TO:

6B. Att: Bartolomeu Soto, Project Coordinator and
Head of the TFCA Unit
Transfrontiers Coordination Areas
Unit (TFCAU)/Ministry of Tourism
Av. 25 de Setembro, 1123 - 4th Floor Suite A/B/C
Maputo, Mozambique
Tel: (258 21) 302 362
Fax: (258 21) 302 373
E-mail: bsoto@tvcabo.co.mz or rmuchate@tvcabo.co.mz

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Trade Opportunity Information
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7. The Government of Mozambique has applied for a Credit from the
IDA, a Grant from Global Environment Facility and PHRD Grant from
the Government of Japan, toward the costs of the Trans-frontier
Conservation Areas and Tourism Development Project (TFCATDP). The
project encompasses a series of activities to be implemented in
three Trans-frontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) in the country:
Limpopo, Lubombo and Chimanimani.

The Banhine National Park (BNP) covers 5,600 km2 and is located in
Gaza province. The BNP was historically rich in large animals,
including elephants and other plain ungulates such as zebra,
wildebeest and eland. However, from the early 1960s the capture of
specimens for international zoos, commercial hunting, subsistence
hunting, and poor management capacities largely depleted the numbers
and distribution of animals. The BNP was first established in 1973
for the conservation of fauna and flora and especially for the
protection of ostrich and giraffe, the latter of which is currently
eradicated in the area. The Zinave National Park (ZNP) covers 4000
km2 and was historically rich in large animals including elephants,
zebra, wildebeest and eland. The ZNP was first established in 1973
for the conservation of fauna and flora and especially for the
protection of important species such as ostrich, giraffe, zebra and
topi. Unfortunately both giraffe and zebra are currently eradicated
in the area.

8. The main objectives of this consultancy are: to obtain the full
revision of the existing Management Plans not accepted by DNAC and
therefore not implemented; and to prepare a Tourism and Business
Plan for BNP and ZNP using a participative methodology involving all
relevant stakeholders related to the management of theses protected
areas, including communities living in and around the park. The
TFCA Unit is the implementing agency for the project under which the
services are required and now invites eligible consultancy firms to
indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested
consulting firms must provide information indicating that they are
qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar
assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of
appropriate skills among staff, etc). Consultancy firms may
associate to enhance their qualifications. Consultancy firms will
be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World
Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World
Bank Borrowers (edition May 2004, revised October 2006).

9. Interested consultants may obtain a full set of the Terms of
Reference at the above mentioned address during office hours (from
8:00 to 15:30 hours - local time). Expressions of interest must be
delivered by September 15, 2008.

10. For more information on this or other trade and investment
matters in Mozambique, please contact us at:


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Political/Economic Officer Robert Doughten, or
Economic/Commercial Assistant Elizabeth Filipe

Political/Economic Section
U.S. Embassy - Maputo 2330
Department of State
Washington, DC 20521-2330

Tel.: 258-21-49-27-97 or
Fax: 258-21-49-38-57
E-mail: filipeec@state.gov
Or Embassy website: http://maputo.usembassy.gov/

CHAPMAN

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