Our Gorongosa - A Park for the People



synopsis

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 recognizing the inter-dependence between ecology and economic sustainability of communities. Gorongosa is not only redefining the identity and purpose of the national park; it is bringing large-scale, long-term health care, agriculture support, and girls' education to surrounding communities.

directed by

James Byrne

director's bio

Originally from Ireland, James Byrne has a B.A. (Hon) in English and History from University College, Galway, and a M.A. (Hon) in Modern Drama from University College, Dublin. From 2000 to 2012, James worked at National Geographic Television. In 2012, he joined the Carr Foundation as Media Director.

screenwriter

Byrne Jame, Rebai Carla, Keegan Gráinne, Lipworth Jared

producer

Byrne Jame, Rebai Carla, Keegan Gráinne

runtime

60 minutes

country

Mozambique, US

category

Feature Documentary

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