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James Byrne

My name is James Byrne and I am the Media Director for the Gorongosa Media Project ( a video-production unit that supports the communication and storytelling needs of the Gorongosa Restoration Project). We produce media for general-audience TV programs, digital videos, educational films, grassroots behavior-change and environmental-education films, live events, partner communications, etc. 

Through the power of media, we hope to educate and inspire, persuade and engage, and help save Gorongosa National Park for generations to come. Our approach is tailored to diverse audiences in several languages in multiple locations - international, in-country, and in villages around the park. We believe that a good story, well-told, can change the world.

I was the Series Producer and Executive Producer on the recent 6-part PBS/Nat Geo series about Gorongosa that is airing in almost half a billion homes around the world.

Prior to working in Gorongosa, I worked at National Geographic Television’s Natural History Unit in Washington DC for 12 years, working as a Producer/Writer on the Emmy-award winning series Untamed Americas and Great Migrations. I also produced Nat Geo's first film about Gorongosa National Park (Africa's Lost Eden) as well as many other wildlife specials such as Super Pride and Planet Carnivore. 

I am married to Grainne Keegan and we have two great kids together, Daniel and Iona.