A Day in the Life of a Bee on Namuli

It’s 5 am on Mount Namuli and the first rays of sunshine have just begun to peek through the shade of the trees. It may be early for some creatures, but for me and the rest of the bees of Namuli, it’s time for us to get to work.  The light of the morning glistens on the cold dew of ... Read More

Happy Bees Come From a Healthy Forest

Legado: Namuli’s field team has been working hard with Nitidae’s new technical beekeeping technician, Juliano Rodrigues, and local honey partner Agri-Mel to introduce sustainable beekeeping and honey production practices into communities. Weekly trainings have prepared the team for eco-friendly beekeeping in the mountain forests of Namuli. From preparation and installation of catch boxes to monitoring and management of colonies, each ... Read More

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

Welcome to The Agrarian House

“Day by day, our actions have an impact on the environment. If we cut and burn the forests today, and don't plant trees for tomorrow, the forests and water that the trees protect will be gone. What we do in our fields and forests today will have consequences for tomorrow. Each day we have the opportunity to create our future ... 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