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UPDATE - CYCLONE IDAI

Our team continues to work with local and national government and other international NGO’s  to provide relief for cyclone victims. Park Staff are working hard to provide emergency relief to the surrounding communities, and ensure that normal life returns to peoples lives as soon as possible. To date, more than 220 metric tonnes of food and water, mosquito nets and supplies have been delivered to nearly 40,000 people who lost everything to Cyclone Idai. This is in addition to 2.5 tonnes of maize seed and 13 tonnes of sugar bean seed to nearby communities so they can replant crops lost to the storms.. Thank you for your donations that are helping provide these supplies. The Park re-opened May 1st for tourism.. For more info on visiting the park, contact [email protected] We still anticipate selling Gorongosa coffee later this year.

Gorongosa National Park - Our Story

Gorongosa National Park (GNP) in Mozambique is perhaps Africa's greatest wildlife restoration story. In 2008, the Government of Mozambique and the Carr Foundation (Gorongosa Restoration Project), a US nonprofit organization, signed a 20-year Public-Private Partnership for the joint management of the Park.  On June 7th 2018, the Government of Mozambique signed an extension of the joint management agreement of Gorongosa National Park for another 25 years.

Approach 
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: 
 
Conservation: By protecting Gorongosa's beautiful animals and landscapes, we make sure future generations have a chance to experience this special place.
 
Community: By providing assistance to farmers, educational programs, and health care, we improve the well-being of local communities, thereby gaining their support.
 
Science: By studying how all the parts of Gorongosa’s complex web of life fit together, we can make informed conservation and management decisions.
 
Sustainable Tourism: By developing sustainable 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.