Gorongosa National Park and its surrounding buffer zone span 10,000 square kilometers in central Mozambique. After a quarter century of civil war and political turmoil following Mozambique’s fight for independence in 1975, more than 95% of the large mammals were wiped out within the park. The entire park ecosystem was on the precipice of collapse. […]
The communities around Gorongosa National Park have been investing for decades in eco-friendly agriculture (like sustainable, shade-grown coffee), as well as research-driven wildlife management and the building of an economic framework that supports both the Park's natural ecosystem and its surrounding communities.