South African buffalo transferred to game reserve in Mozambique

31 August 2011

Maputo, Mozambique, 31 Aug – Two hundred buffalo are due to be transferred from South Africa to game reserve number nine, located in the Macossa district of Mozambique’s central province of Manica, Macauhub has learned from officials.

Game reserve nine is one of the biggest in the country, has an area of 4,333 square kilometres and is located in central Mozambique, where the country’s 12 official game reserves are located.

The buffalo will join the lions that were also transferred from South Africa two years ago, as part of a programme to repopulate the wildlife in conservation areas.

All 12 game reserves are located in Sofala (eight) and Manica (four), the two provinces of central Mozambique.

The game reserves were set up in order to promote game hunting.

Concessions on the reserves are granted via public tender and they are managed via a contract with the government. (macauhub)