Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Mount Gorongosa and E.O. Wilson
In the upcoming edition of the National Geographic magazine, there is an article by E.O. Wilson, acclaimed scientist and author of The Future of Life (among many other publications) about how he worked with Gorongosa National Park to save biodiversity and help the communities living there to increase their living standards.
I love the fact that Professor Wilson used the local children to help find species by collecting whatever they could find. In fact there are many things that was astounding about this story, that local men and women plant trees every day to rebuild their lost forest, that generous people donate to their charity so that they can plant the trees and that they are saving an area that could be one of the most ecologically diverse in the world.
Check out the blog post on the Gorongosa National Parks website.