Experience the Exciting Rebirth of an African Wilderness
Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration stories, living proof that nature can recover from near collapse, so long as humans protect it and help it to heal. Join us Tuesday, September 22 at 8 p.m. for Episode 1.
In "Goronogosa Park: Rebirth of Paradise," airing Tuesdays, September 22 to October 6, 8-10 p.m. on WVPB, viewers will join Emmy-winning filmmaker Bob Poole on an incredible adventure exploring Gorongosa, as “rewilding” efforts are made to restore populations of magnificent creatures after a civil war nearly destroyed the park.
The success of “re-wilding”Gorongosa National Park is crucial to this East African ecosystem and to the global conservation community. Poole has made it his life’s work to communicate the beauty and importance of Gorongosa to the world. He is joined in the effort by specialists who include his sister, renowned elephant researcher Joyce Poole, philanthropist Greg Carr, who is founding president of the project’s oversight committee, and renowned scientist and conservationist Edward O. Wilson, who serves as a scientific advisor to the park. Together they explore its most remote areas and make new scientific discoveries while telling dramatic stories of war-traumatized elephants who charge humans on sight, lions that are fighting dynastic battles as well as poachers’ snares, and tiny yet epic struggles in the insect world that affect the entire ecology. Every creature plays a part in the rebirth of this complex ecosystem.