The Mozambican parliament on Wednesday passed a bill on conservation areas aimed to curb poaching and enable the country to carry out sustainable management of resources, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
"One of the main objectives of the bill is to rehabilitate the country's conservation areas in order to guarantee ecological, social and economic benefits," said Tourism Minister Carvalho Muaria.
Poaching has significantly reduced the population of protected animals within the conservation areas.
Reports said at least between two to three protected animals are slaughtered every day.
"We witnessed in the last couple of years terrible slaughtering of protected animals in the Niassa reserve park and the presence of poachers in those areas," said Muaria.
Out of Mozambique's land area of 780,000 square kilometres, 87,000 square kilometres are protected areas or equivalent to 11.2 percent of the land area.
The World Wide Fund (WWF) in Mozambique says conservation areas in Mozambique play an important role in the country's economy and environment.
WWF said the bill will bring benefits to the economy and for people living within and around the conservation areas.