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Quirimbas National Park

Maputo, Mozambique

The Quirimbas National Park (QNP) is a protected area in the Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambiq, encompassing the southern part of the Quirimbas Islands. The park was established in June 2002. It stretches for 110 kilometres (68 mi) along the northeast coast of Mozambique, and contains the southernmost 11 of the Quirimbas islands. The park has a tropical climate with a rainy season from December to April and a drier but cooler season from May to September. Accommodations for tourists range from basic beach-front cottages to luxurious villas on the uninhabited Medjumbe Island. Islands include Ibo Island, Mefunvo Island, Metemo Island, Quirimba Island, Quisiva island and Tavari Island.

The World Wide Fund for Nature supports a project that attempts to ensure that local communities, park authorities and tour operators share management responsibilities and share benefits from the park. Objectives include protection, conservation and where needed restoration of the land and marine environment, conservation of marine species and their habitat and promoting eco-friendly ways of making a living among the traditional inhabitants of the park. The project includes a fishery management program.

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