MEET MOUNT RIBAUE — Legado’s newest addition to the Sky Island Family

Legado began in 2014 to address the growing need to create conservation solutions that put mountain people at the center of preserving the world’s most threatened and most biodiverse mountains— the water towers of our world. With the help of people like you, we’ve made big steps forward in helping achieve this vision. As a result, we’re taking the lessons ... Read More

Señor Voloua dreams in green

What do mountains and fields have to do with each other? Here at Legado, we work in the most hyper-biodiverse mountains in the world by partnering with the people who call these mountains home. The majority of people living on Mount Namuli, our flagship site, are farmers. And that means a key part of our work focuses on the interaction ... Read More

Cyclone Idai in Mozambique: What We Know and How You Can Help

On March 14th Cyclone Idai unleashed her fury on central Mozambique as well as neighbouring Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Malawi. It is one of the worst tropical cyclones on record in Africa and has left upwards of 800 people dead and hundreds more missing in Mozambique alone.  In its wake, a major humanitarian crisis is unfolding. The International Committee of the ... Read More

3 days left and a mountain of reasons to give

I’ve been thinking a lot about the past year and all that has happened at Legado. It’s been a big one and I wanted to say thank you to you for all of your support and encouragement. Without you, none of it would’ve been possible. I’m also inspired to look forward to what’s coming at us. 2019 is going to ... Read More

Celebrating Mountain Tenacity

It’s International Mountain Day! At Legado, our team is celebrating the grandeur and biological importance of the world’s mountains, and the tenacity and innovation of mountain people everywhere.  Mountain people like Avelina Sabonete, who grew up in Mount Namuli’s Mucunha Community and is now entering a new role as a community leader as a member of the Mucunha Natural Resource ... Read More

Your connection to the Sky Islands

In 2011, when we first started working on Mount Namuli, our focus was singular: one mountain, one landscape, one project. But, you know as well as I do that nothing about the mountains is ever singular. Today, in 2018, Legado is proud to share that we’re expanding, and we’re doing so as part of our work in Sky Islands. What’s ... Read More

Leadership + Legacy on Mount Namuli

Last week, I returned from a trip to Mozambique. It was the first time since I had the twins that I had travelled that long and that far away from them.  I left my home and journeyed 8,000 miles to meet with new and old friends on Mount Namuli because we had a future to craft together.  It was a ... Read More

How Legado Does Leadership

At Legado, we believe that the source of all progressive, systemic, and lasting change, are people who are making a personal choice to take conscious actions towards the future they wish to be a part of, as individuals and as a collective.  This conscious future is what we refer to as legacy, or if you’re speaking Portuguese, legado. In an ... Read More

Legado’s Majka Burhardt Named as Mulago Henry Arnhold Fellow

In June of 2018, Legado’s Executive Director, Majka Burhardt, was named as one of Mulago’s Henry Arnhold Fellows– a group of “standout leaders focused on scalable solutions in conservation and climate.” Mulago is providing Legado critical funds and tools to scale our work from Mount Namuli to four other mountains by 2021. We’re grateful for their support of our work protecting … Read More

Do you want to go to Mount Namuli?

A lot of people have been asking me recently if they can come visit Mount Namuli and meet the people who call this special place home. In response, we've teamed up with Google Jump and filmmaker Ross Henry to create a 3-minute Virtual Reality film, Mountains = Water = Life, to take you right to the heart of the mountain. Mountains = ... Read More