Biological diversity describes the variety of life found on Earth. This includes ecosystem, genetic and cultural diversity. These and all species, including us, are connected. For instance, the world’s bee population is connected to our own food production. Trees are connected to water tables and local climates etc. We have only just begun to understand the relationships between living things and their environments.

The biodiversity in Sofala Province - specifically the Mutondo area of Cheringoma district -  is part of the natural heritage the Living Forest Endeavour for Sofala is working with rural families to preserve.

ver 260 species of trees have been recorded in the Mutondo community and on nearby Catapú. Visit the herbarium near Mphingwe Lodge on Catapú where specimens are stored. 
Central Mozambique is home to ca. 600 bird species many of which have been recently recorded in the Mutondo community and on Catapú. M’phingwe Lodge is the destination of ornithologists, entomologists and botanists from all over the world. 

Visit the TCT Dalmann Catapu iNaturalist Project Page for a check-list of what we've recorded in our project area, including some amazing insects. Interested parties can follow the iNaturalist site and even participate in identification. You can also download the Catapú Bird and Tree List

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