Luwire is the “Jewel of Niassa” and its largest concession. The Luwire Wildlife Conservancy (Block L7) was the first concession granted in Niassa. It is as large as Mozambique’s most famous Park, Gorongosa and carries significantly more wildlife, yet it does not yet have the international profile, largely owing to its remoteness.
Our vision is reflected in the statement “People and nature can sustainably co-exist in a harmonious, balanced environment within Niassa Reserve”.
Our mission is “The Luwire Wildlife Conservancy seeks to preserve the Niassa Reserve in perpetuity as a unique African – indeed global – conservation asset, based on a model of sustainable, community based conservation to protect nature, empower local communities and to resiliently anchor conservation across the broader Niassa Reserve.”
We believe that our key drivers of success include: simplicity, collaboration, transparency, professional governance, sustainable projects and a low eco footprint infrastructure. Our team is mostly comprised of Mozambican nationals; and many of our scouts were born and raised in Niassa. They risk their lives every day to protect our free-roaming wildlife and keep our concession safe and secure for future generations of Mozambicans.
We believe that by centrally linking our communities in these efforts, jointly we can help to secure our concession (Block L7), thereby helping to ensure the safety and security of the whole of the Niassa Reserve.
Urgency to conserve at scale is what motivates us to make a difference!