Recent Coverage of Gorongosa National Park
Gorongosa has received extensive press coverage over the past several years, from the New York times, to National Geographic, from RTP to O Pais - Check out the links below for some of the most recent -
The revival of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has become one of Africa's most celebrated conservation stories. But it's the park's trailblazing efforts to empower women that may create the most long-lasting change. These are the inspiring stories of the ladies leading the way.
“You can just see nature breathing a sigh of relief.” In Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, wildlife’s future depends on humans’ livelihoods. - National Geographic Cover Story
"When I flew over Gorongosa,” Mr. du Plessis said, “looking at the prey numbers, the water, the topography — I thought, if you could sketch what wild dog heaven would look like, Gorongosa is it." - New York Times - Natalie Angier
Spanning elevations from sea level to 6,000 feet at the top of Mt. Gorongosa, the park is a great mixtape of “nearly every conceivable habitat,” Dr. Naskrecki said: alpine forest, montane meadow, woodland savanna, grassland, scrub forest, a touch of true rain forest. And as you drive through it, bumping over roads so deeply rutted you feel like a human castanet, you realize you’ve never been so happy in your life. - Natalie Angier - New York Times
In addition to the increases in buffalo and wildebeest populations—dramatic since the war’s end, and significant since just 2014—numbers of impala, kudu, and nyala (a handsome spiral-horned antelope) are strongly up too. More than five hundred hippos cool themselves in the waters of Gorongosa’s Lake Urema and its nearby rivers on a given afternoon. Warthogs are so plentiful that you might find two sleeping under your porch at the Gorongosa hotel. Waterbuck are way up, to more than 55,000 head, offering testimony on the quality of Gorongosa floodplain habitat and lots of potential food for lions, wild dogs, and leopards. - David Quammen - National Geographic
While Gorongosa National Park has an explicit goal of making life better for its neighbors and invests much of its resources to that end, many other parks bring real benefits to communities living within six miles (10 kilometers), according to a comprehensive new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances. - National Geographic
Some of the park’s 260 rangers are waste deep in water delivering supplies to people stranded on termite mounds, one patrol leader told Carr today. They plan to return with canoes to rescue them. - National Geographic
An ambitious coffee-growing project in Mozambique is not only aiming to bridge political divides and provide business opportunities for war-torn communities, but also to restore the rainforest that once flourished on the slopes of Mount Gorongosa - Heather Richardson - Royal Geographic Society
Gorongosa National Park is on track to become one of the most ecologically balanced ecosystems in the world. - United Nations Development Programme
Some of the plants, animals and insects can be found nowhere else on earth. Sarah Wyatt talks about the park’s humanitarian programs in this article published by the United Nations Development Programme in honor of Biodiversity Day - Sarah Wyatt UNDP
Additionally, here are other links to articles from various sources
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