the park of reconciliation
Gorongosa national park, Mozambique
The Gorongosa wilderness was, until the late 1970s, the richest and most diverse ecosystem in southern Africa. But sixteen years of violent civil war wiped out this vibrant haven of life. By 1992, Gorongosa had lost 95% of its wildlife. Today, the national park is emerging from its ashes. Behind this miracle, the dynamism of the ecosystems and the collaboration between the Mozambican government and an American philanthropist around an idea: to make the protected area an engine of development for the local populations.