The Carr Foundation is trying something new, something different in conservation, at Gorongosa National Park in Central Mozambique. Through a public-private partnership, they area working preserve the Gorongosa region’s natural heritage, bring back the wildlife that was decimated during the country’s long civil war, and maintain a functioning park that will last well into the future. The Carr Foundation maintains an excellent website for the park.
The Field Museum became involved in 2010 when we were invited to do bird and mammal surveys as well as surveys of their parasites and pathogens. The trip focused on Mount Gorongosa, an isolated massif that was recently added to the park. Some interesting results came out of that expedition, which we hope to begin publishing soon. Videographer and photographer Federico Pardo accompanied the expedition and made an extraordinary video about it.