Mozambique

Maputo Mozambique is the name of a community-based project that is supported by the WWF in Mozambique and which is located in the Quirimbas National Park. The project is judged as being a success given that within six months since the project was firstly implemented the income from small-scale tourism in the area increased significantly and helped improving and developing the community and its life standards. At the same time, the project promotes sustainable tourism which is aimed at maintaining the environment in its natural form. Through this project, tourism became the main generator for income in the community simply because there is so much potential in this sector. The project is efficient from many points of view as it helps generating income in the area (an estimated of $860 while the minimum monthly salary in the area was $64.50), it provides tourists with unique experiences and it is completely eco friendly.