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 tenfold, to over 100,000 animals. But the park must also find a way to coexist 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.
A Message from our Friends at HHMI Tangled Bank Studios:
Given the global challenge presented by the coronavirus, Gorongosa Coffee is trying to do our part to contribute both in the U.S. and in Mozambique. Normally, sales from our coffee support girls’ education, wildlife conservation, and rainforest restoration in Gorongosa National Park. Starting now, we will be redirecting our support to the Park’s health department to prepare and respond if COVID-19 arrives in Gorongosa, where health resources and response capabilities are severely limited.
We are grateful to our friends and family around the world who are doing their part in limiting trips to public places to stop the spread of COVID-19. To help these efforts, we are waiving all shipping fees on online orders so that anyone who wants fresh roasted premium coffee can get it delivered directly to their doorstep. We hope our coffee can bring a bit of positivity to home life over the next few weeks and appreciate you helping us support Gorongosa’s efforts to fight the coronavirus spread in Mozambique.