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Expand Gorongosa: A Thriving Sanctuary for Endangered Species

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Project Overview

Gorongosa National Park is a conservation treasure, but poaching and deforestation threaten the wildlife within

  • Species at Risk

    8 species

  • Carbon density

    53,995,571 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    Gorongosa Restoration Project

  • Acres Conserved by

    Designation

Project Cost: $4,377,798
Funding Raised: $4,377,798

Please note that your donation may not be immediately reflected in the funding thermometer above.

Mozambique
Acres

1,183,737

Project Overview

Gorongosa National Park is a conservation treasure, but poaching and deforestation threaten the wildlife within

  • Species at Risk

    8 species

  • Carbon density

    53,995,571 mT*

    *(metric tons of CO2 equivalents)
  • Partner

    Gorongosa Restoration Project

  • Acres Conserved by

    Designation

Project Cost: £3,172,317
Funding Raised: £3,172,317

Please note that your donation may not be immediately reflected in the funding thermometer above.

Mozambique
Acres

1,183,737

Expand a rare conservation treasure

Located at the southern end of the Great African Rift Valley, Gorongosa National Park is a conservation treasure that was almost lost forever. Widely recognized as one of the most successful conservation and wildlife rehabilitation efforts in Africa, the park encompasses a mosaic of habitats and a wealth of biodiversity. As outside pressure from poaching and development mount in the region, we need your urgent help to expand protection to this landscape by over 1 million acres.

Rainforest Trust and our local partner, the Gorongosa Restoration Project, are now working to create new protected areas that will encompass tropical rainforests, savanna and grasslands ensuring safety for the wealth of resident biodiversity, including one of the greatest densities of buffalo on the continent, African Wild Dogs (EN), African Savanna Elephants (EN), Lions (VU) and Hippopotamus (VU).

Did you know?

1.4K

Wild African Dogs remain, making this species one of the world's most endangered species.

Explore Gorongosa

African Wild Dog standing in grasses
1 of 3

African Wild Dog (CR)

Herd of elephants walking the savannah
2 of 3

African Savannah Elephant (EN)

Lion standing in a field
3 of 3

Lion (VU)

Safeguard Marine Wildlife

In addition, a new Marine Protected Area and over 50,000 acres of mangroves are a part of this expansive project, protecting vital habitat for the highest concentration of aquatic birds in the country, including the Gray-crowned Crane (EN), the Wattled Crane (VU), Southern Ground-hornbill (VU) and a large colony of Great White Pelicans.

Be a Part of Our Impact

This is a critical step in a long-term vision to enlarge and connect Gorongosa National Park to the Greater Gorongosa-Marromeu Landscape to a thriving sanctuary for numerous endangered species and provide a vehicle for rural growth and development.

Your support of this project will also reach the entire planet, storing over 36 million tonnes of carbon in the Earth to stabilize the global climate.

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Partnering to Save Rainforest

Our partners’ ability to work with their governments and build strong connections with local communities ensures the successful implementation of our projects.

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100% of your money goes to our conservation efforts

Our board members and other supporters cover our operating costs, so you can give knowing your whole gift will protect rainforests.

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