In Peace Parks Foundations Maputo office, the team has been hard at work on a task that falls slightly outside of their normal day-to-day routine – a DIY office redecorating project involving many, many. Antony Alexander, Peace Parks’ Senior Project Manager in Mozambique and Hannes van Wyk, Peace Parks’ Chief Pilot and Aviation Manager, are spending the day measuring, cutting, and sticking vinyls onto doors and windows in the office. The aim of all this is to create more privacy and lessen distractions in the office.

Many hands make light work and it’s not long before Logistics Officer, Milton Pereira is brought on board to help tackle the DIY office project.  Nuno Francisco, Peace Parks’ PR Specialist in Mozambique, does a stellar job of capturing the behind-the-scenes shenanigans that are going on. Of course, the team wouldn’t be complete without Pablo, the office cat who casts a beady eye over the team’s efforts.

The Peace Parks Foundation’s office in Maputo is a short 10-minute drive from the city centre and is situated just off a coastal road that has spectacular sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. Although this it contains the usual boardrooms and meeting rooms typically found in most offices, several bedrooms also serve as a place for visiting dignitaries, staff, and partners to rest when visiting the Mozambican parks.

The office is well-decorated, and the walls sport various photos that have been taken of animals found within Maputo, Limpopo, Zinave and Banhine national parks, a beautiful reminder that the work being done in the office directly impacts the wildlife that are framed on the walls. Now, the new window vinyls also feature a fever tree forest in Zinave National Park, keeping the natural elements in place and providing the perfect opportunity for the Peace Parks team to occasionally drift off and daydream about these incredible locations.