Bichos de Cá, Bichos de Lá?: exhibition and round table celebrate biodiversity at the Maputo Port Gallery

Bichos de Cá, Bichos de Lá?: exposição e mesa-redonda celebram biodiversidade na Galeria do Porto de Maputo

Osuwela and the Port of Maputo will inaugurate on June 5th, at 3pm, the exhibition ?Bichos de Cá, Bichos de Lá?, a photography exhibition that celebrates biodiversity. On World Environment Day, three countries ? Mozambique, Portugal and Brazil ? unite to show their most characteristic fauna, which is so important to preserve.

These ?bugs?, grouped by their representativeness and by the place they occupy in nature, make the different species known, in their various contexts, and call for their protection and the defense of their habitats.

A round table discussion on biodiversity and conservation will also take place at the opening of this exhibition. Anabela Rodrigues, Samuel Bila and Mateus Muthemba, experts in fauna and conservation, are the guests for this conversation, moderated by Zeferino Martins, president of Osuwela.

The exhibition ?Bichos de Cá, Bichos de Lá? is a joint work of Osuwela, the University of Aveiro, in Portugal, and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, in Brazil, and has the support of the Port of Maputo in Mozambique. It will be inaugurated simultaneously in the various countries, thus marking this day dedicated, worldwide, to the Environment. It will be open in the Gallery of the Port of Maputo until July 5


In every corner of planet Earth, nature is full of stories of drama and overcoming. By analyzing the various ecosystems that cover the land and water surfaces we can observe differences, but also many similarities in the way they function and how they tell us their story. On the stage that is this planet there are millions of actors, many of whom we don't know. But we have been able to identify some roles that, because they are common to all ecosystems, help us to decipher the secrets that are hidden in the Biodiversity scenario.

The exhibition ?Bichos de aqui, bichos de lá? consists of a presentation of 7 modules with 41 panels, which address concepts, behaviors and conservation aspects with examples of fauna species from Portugal, Brazil and Mozambique. In this way, the visitor will be able to observe how nature unites these three countries and speaks a single language in the way different species perform similar functions, wherever we may be.

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