Gorongosa National Park (GNP) in Mozambique is perhaps Africa's greatest wildlife restoration story. In 2008 a 20 year Public-Private Partnership was established for the joint management of GNP between the Government of Mozambique and the Carr Foundation (Gorongosa Restoration Project), a US nonprofit organization. And on July 25th of 2016, the Government of Mozambique approved the extension of the management plan for an additional 25 years in this recent Bulletin of the Government of Mozambique.
By adopting a 21st Century conservation model of balancing the needs of wildlife and people, we are protecting and saving this beautiful wilderness, returning it to its rightful place as one of Africa’s greatest parks.
We are achieving our mission by working in these four core areas:
Tourism: By developing tourism, we create employment for local people and generate sustainable revenue for the Park. Every guest that visits Gorongosa plays a vital role in this amazing conservation effort.
Conservation: By protecting Gorongosa's beautiful animals and landscapes, we make sure future generations have a chance to experience this special place.
Science: By studying how all the parts of Gorongosa’s complex web of life fit together, we can make informed conservation and management decisions.
Community: By providing assistance to farmers, educational programs, and health care, we improve the well-being of local communities, thereby gaining their support.