2020 | Mozambique | Documentary,Feature

Our Gorongosa - A Park for the People

  • Portuguese English, Portuguese 58 mins
  • Director | James Byrne
  • Writer | James Byrne, Grainne Keegan, Jared Lipworth, Carla Rebai
  • Producer | James Byrne, Grainne Keegan, Carla Rebai

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Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique has become one of Africa’s most celebrated wildlife restoration stories. After a decade of renewed protection, Gorongosa’s large mammal population has increased 10-fold to over 100,000 animals. But the Park must also find a way to co-exist with the 200,000 people living in surrounding communities.

Dominique Gonçalves, a young African elephant ecologist shares the inspiring story of how Gorongosa is becoming a new model for wildlife conservation and community development. By bringing large-scale, long-term health care, agriculture support, and girls’ education to surrounding communities, Gorongosa is redefining the identity and purpose of this national park.

Education Women Health conservation animals community feminism land sustainability