Our Gorongosa

Director: James Byrne

Producer: James Byrne - Grinne Keegan - Carla Rebai

Country: MZ

Synopsis

Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has become one of Africa's most celebrated wildlife restoration stories. After a decade of renewed protection, Gorongosa's large mammal population has increased 10-fold to over 100,000 animals. But the Park must also find a way to co-exist with the 200,000 people living in surrounding communities.

Dominique Gonalves, a young African elephant ecologist shares the inspiring story of how Gorongosa is becoming a new model for wildlife conservation and community development. By bringing large-scale, long-term health care, agriculture support, and girls? education to surrounding communities, Gorongosa is redefining the identity and purpose of this national park.

Objectives

Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has become one of Africa?s most celebrated wildlife restoration stories. After a decade of renewed protection, Gorongosa?s large mammal population has increased 10-fold to over 100,000 animals. But the Park must also find a way to co-exist with the 200,000 people living in surrounding communities.

Dominique Gonalves, a young African elephant ecologist shares the inspiring story of how Gorongosa is becoming a new model for wildlife conservation and community development. By bringing large-scale, long-term health care, agriculture support, and girls? education to surrounding communities, Gorongosa is redefining the identity and purpose of this national park.