25 February 2013

The cultivated biodiversity and the work of Vavilov

Long before E. Wilson introduced the word “biodiversity” in common language, many other thinkers, scientists, men and women of culture and action had placed the concept of biodiversity at the center of their attention. There is no tradition, culture or religion that has not reflected on the wealth represented by all the living beings that […]

11 February 2013

Fighting domestic violence in Maputo

At the center for women victims of domestic violence, managed by the organization Nhamai in the province of Maputo (Mozambique), there’s a poster welcoming visitors and guests. It shows a woman trying to cope with an heavy basket over her head, a basket full of words: physical violence, psychological violence, sexual violence, social violence, economic […]

28 January 2013

The nature reserve of Gilè: a world of wings

With over 200 species of birds found here, the National Reserve of Gilè in Mozambique is definitely considered to be a haven for “birdwachers”. Due to its diversity of environments, the reserve is home to species different from each other, related to the marshy areas and to the forest. COSV staff during the project “Community […]