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In Mozambique, A Stunning Archipelago Bets On Conservation

The Quirimbas islands in northwestern Mozambique is the front line in the war on over-fishing.

IBO — "This is a protected sanctuary!"

Abdallah is shouting, as he swiftly makes a sharp turn in his boat. Moments later, he is reaching his arm out to grab the swimmer's crumpled snorkel mask, and then begins pulling in the fishing net attached to his swimsuit, filled with the day's illegal catch.

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Pemba Postcard: How A Natural Gas Boom Is Changing Mozambique

The once sleepy coastal city is now buzzing with activity, and foreign investors.

PEMBA — There used to be so few cars here that locals knew exactly who each one belonged to. That was "before they discovered gas," recalls one resident in Pemba, a coastal city in northern Mozambique.

Now the place is crawling with cars. There are maybe 2,000 in circulation. Chinese-manufactured mopeds have begun to appear as well in Pempa's increasingly asphalted streets.

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Can A Tech Wizard From Idaho Save Mozambique's Garden Of Eden?

Gregory Carr has an American entrepreneur's vision for saving African wildlife.

GORONGOSA - The elephant cow turns and -- ears flapping, trumpeting -- makes for the car. "The matriarch," whispers safari guide José Montinho. "She’s protecting the herd with the calves."

For a couple of scary minutes everyone in the car sits stock still as the mighty animal snorts and lifts its trunk in a threatening way before turning back around again and trotting off after the others as they enter the forest at sundown.

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