Mozambique gets a new national park named ‘Chimanimani National Park’

As part of the government’s efforts to protect the ecosystem, biodiversity, flora and water resources of the Chimanimani mountain range, Mozambique, on October 2 inaugurated a new national park, Chimanimani National Park (PNC), in the central province of Manica.

In a statement, the country’s ministry of land and environment has stated that the Chimanimani National Reserve is an improvement of an area of the 2,300 square kilometres and is the only habitat in the world for at least 73 species of plants and a number of rare mammals.

“The park also includes caves that were used as hideouts by Mozambican soldiers during the liberation war and a number of rock paintings throughout the Chimanimani mountain range, where the 2,436-meter high Mount Binga, the tallest in the country, is located,” it added further.

The new national park is one of the few places in the world which has mountain elephants and other large and small species of animals along with 164 species of freshwater fish.

Photo Credit : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimanimani_Mountains#/media/File:Tucker’s_Falls,_Chimanimani,_Mozambique01.jpg

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