Africa Foundation has been active in the communities on this island since 2015, with the launch of the Oceans Without Borders programme in 2018. Benguerra Island is part of the Bazaruto Archipelago, 14km off the coast of Mozambique. The Archipelago consists of 6 islands that are collectively a National Park – due to their natural beauty and marine biodiversity. Benguerra Island is home to approx. 1,500 residents, who live a very simple life. Benguerra Island is a focal point for marine conservation activities as part of Oceans Without Borders.
Our partnership leverages the strengths of the two organisations, with the local &Beyond team directly supporting the work of our local project team and our community partners. We believe that conservation is best achieved by ensuring that the benefits of conservation are shared by the communities that are the stewards of Africa’s conservation landscapes and seascapes. Our work has a focus on healthy ecosystems, future foundations and future leaders.