Gorongosa National Park

Gorongosa National Park

Project Overview

Located at the southern end of the Great African Rift Valley, Gorongosa National Park is a conservation treasure that, because of poaching and deforestation, was almost lost forever. Widely recognized as one of the most successful conservation and wildlife rehabilitation efforts in Africa, the park encompasses a mosaic of habitats and a wealth of biodiversity.

In collaboration with Rainforest Trust and our local partner, the Gorongosa Restoration Project, we have created new protected areas that will encompass tropical rainforests, savanna and grasslands, ensuring safety for the wealth of resident biodiversity, including one of the greatest densities of buffalo on the continent, African Wild Dogs (EN), African Savanna Elephants (EN), Lions (VU) and Hippopotamus (VU).

In addition, a new Marine Protected Area with mangroves are part of this expansive project, protecting vital habitat for the highest concentration of aquatic birds in the country, including the Gray-crowned Crane (EN), the Wattled Crane (VU), Southern Ground-hornbill (VU) and a large colony of Great White Pelicans.

This project is a critical step in the long-term vision to enlarge and connect Gorongosa National Park to the Greater Gorongosa-Marromeu Landscape, a thriving sanctuary for numerous endangered species and provide a vehicle for rural growth and development.

Fact Sheet

Country: Mozambique

Species at risk: 8

Acres Saved: 451

Trees Saved: 199,375

Tonnes of CO2 eq. Stored: 20,576

Did you know? Only 1,400 African Wild Dogs remain, making this species one of the world's most endangered species.

In collaboration with the Gorongosa Restoration Project

Our local partner, the Gorongosa Restoration Project (GRP) has worked with the Government of Mozambique for the past 20 years to restore wildlife to the Gorongosa National Park, in what is perhaps the greatest restoration success in Africa. Gorongosa National Park was degraded by civil war and poaching. Using science, conservation, tourism, and community involvement, GRP has returned the park to one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.

Gorongosa National Park

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