Facilitating Carnivore Recovery in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Our research team is partnering with the Gorongosa Lion Project in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique to help facilitate the restoration of large carnivore species. The park’s...

Hand placed next to paw print in sandOur research team is partnering with the Gorongosa Lion Project in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique to help facilitate the restoration of large carnivore species. The park’s wildlife populations declined dramatically following a devastating civil war in Mozambique. Now, the Greg Carr Foundation is leading a massive ecosystem recovery effort in Gorongosa that will benefit both human wellbeing and biodiversity. Using data from GPS collars and camera traps, we are currently investigating what factors encourage or limit (e.g., snaring, prey abundance, water availability) the recovery of terrestrial carnivore species in the Greater Gorongosa Ecosystem. In the future we will use human-environment systems science to develop a greater understanding of the human drivers of ecosystem change in the area and how those changes in turn affect local human communities. Our research group is excited to be a partner in this important research and conservation endeavor.

HES Researchers

Other Research Collaborators

Paola Bouley, Gorongosa Lion Project
Rui Branco, Gorongosa Lion Project
Marc Stalmans, Gorongosa National Park