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Sallaum Lines & Marine Conservation Institute Partner to Support Inhambane Bay Community Conservation Network in Mozambique

[Kägiswil, Switzerland & Seattle, USA, 15 January 2024]

Sallaum Lines, a prominent international ocean transportion company, and Marine Conservation Institute, a leading non-profit organization committed to ocean conservation, proudly announce their collaboration with Ocean Revolution Moçambique to provide a patrol boat for the Inhambane Bay Community Conservation Network. This strategic partnership aims to enhance local marine conservation efforts, support sustainable practices, and empower the Inhambane Bay communities in Mozambique.

"At Sallaum Lines, we’re dedicated to fostering a harmonious relationship between maritime commerce and marine conservation. Our partnership with Marine Conservation Institute and Ocean Revolution Moçambique for the Inhambane Bay Community Conservation Network emphasizes our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water. By providing a patrol boat, we are actively contributing to the protection of vital marine ecosystems and empowering local communities in Mozambique to take an active role in conservation.

This initiative aligns with our vision of sustainable practices and contributes to the global effort to preserve our oceans. Through such collaborations, we aim to achieve a future where economic development and environmental stewardship work together for a healthier ocean for future generations,” stated Natalie Sallaum, Head of Sustainability.

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IBCCN_MPA_Network_Map_credit_Marine Protection Atlas, Marine Conservation Institute (2022)

The vessel secured through this partnership will support ecological monitoring and research within the Inhambane Bay Community Conservation Network as well as enforcement of the network’s twelve community-managed marine protected areas. The Community Conservation Network protects mangroves, seagrass beds, and other estuary and wetland spaces throughout the bay that provide breeding, nursery, and foraging areas for fish and threatened and endangered species, including dugongs, dolphins, and sea turtles.

“The acquisition of this vessel means a lot to Ocean Revolution Moçambique as well as to all the communities in Inhambane Bay with whom we work,” said Antonio de Sacramento Cabral, Program Director of Ocean Revolution Moçambique. “We would like to take advantage of this opportunity to improve our conservation work and strengthen our relationship with our partners. I would like to thank Sallaum Lines and Marine Conservation Institute for their great support in this journey; we are committed to making good use of the vessel.”

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Marine Conservation Institute has collaborated with Ocean Revolution Moçambique through its Blue Sparks program since 2019, supporting community-led marine conservation efforts within Inhambane Bay.

“We are proud of our partnership with Sallaum Lines to support SDG 14, protecting our ocean and conserving vital marine ecosystems,” said Dr. Lance Morgan, president of Marine Conservation Institute. “This funding will empower the local stewards of Inhambane Bay, ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come.”

The collaboration between Sallaum Lines, Marine Conservation Institute, and Ocean Revolution Moçambique underscores their shared commitment to effective marine protected areas with local leadership. By investing in the Inhambane Bay Community Conservation Network, the partners aim to make a positive, lasting impact on marine conservation that will contribute to local communities’ long-term health and welfare.

 

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About Sallaum Lines

Sallaum Lines is a leading international ocean transportation company specializing in global Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) cargo shipping services. Since its establishment in 2010, Sallaum Lines has been ranked among the top 10 largest vehicle carriers worldwide, with over 4,000,000 Car Equivalent Units (CEU) shipped. The company operates an owned and chartered fleet of modern Pure Car & Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels, allowing efficient and reliable transportation requirements and managing the seamless distribution of cars, trucks, rolling projects, and breakbulk to customers worldwide.

Driven by its visionary mission, Sallaum Lines aims to create global prosperity within the shipping sector while prioritizing quality service, innovation, and sustainability. The company aims to achieve 0 emissions by 2050, leading the way toward a sustainable future.

 

About Marine Conservation Institute

Marine Conservation Institute, founded in 1996, works in the U.S. and globally to seek strong protection for at least 30% of the ocean by 2030, for us and future generations. Our focus on protecting the ocean’s most important places follows several lines of work: identifying and advocating for strong marine protected areas; improving laws and other tools to better conserve marine biodiversity; catalyzing effective conservation by recognizing and elevating the best marine protected areas as Blue Parks; and accurately reporting on global conservation efforts with our Marine Protection Atlas (MPAtlas.org).

Blue Park Awards were established by Marine Conservation Institute to encourage high quality marine protected areas (MPAs) that safeguard marine wildlife, secure critical habitats, promote resilience, and ensure the inspiring beauty of our oceans for future generations. The effort aims to assemble an effective network that sustains marine life and ecosystems globally. In addition to awarding new Blue Parks, Marine Conservation Institute has launched collaborations – Blue Sparks – with local MPA champions in countries around the world to support their efforts to achieve effective MPAs. The Blue Parks initiative is endorsed by the United Nations Ocean Decade.

 

About Ocean Revolution Moçambique

Ocean Revolution Moçambique (ORM) aims to empower local and indigenous communities to become fully empowered custodians of their natural resources, focusing on the marine and fisheries context. ORM works with local and indigenous communities to support projects, provide funding skills, facilitate knowledge-transfer, and create international networks capable of influencing local, regional and global action. ORM not only empowers the local communities to actively engage in conservation actions, but also empowers its 100% Mozambican staff to take the lead in all work. ORM’s work with indigenous communities is helping to save critical high-biodiversity hotspots and cultures with irreplaceable knowledge while providing a model for effective public-private community partnerships.

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