Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was devastated by a long civil war in the 1990s. Habitat was devastated by fire, land mines, and roads. All the large animals were gone, or on the brink of extinction.
Greg Carr made a a fortune in the dot com boom of the 1990s. He committed to seeing what he could do for Gorongosa.
After just 20 years, Gorongosa Park boasts tens of thousands of elephants, wildebeasts, giraffes, warthogs, lions, hippos… It is a major destination for eco-tourism, which continues to support the park’s protections.
Biology is resilient. Large animals will come back if we give them a chance.