The Lost Mountain Becomes LEGADO

Five years ago, professional climber and social entrepreneur Majka Burhardt saw a photo of a rock face in Africa and launched what is now an international conservation and development initiative on Mount Namuli, the second highest mountain in Mozambique. In the beginning we called the initiative the Lost Mountain. We’ve transitioned to a new name, LEGADO (“legacy” in Portuguese, Mozambique’s … Read More

Graduating a Class of 28 Disruptive Conservationists…and Yourself

How do you graduate a group of 22 African and six American participants that has been through a 12-day training in leadership, conservation planning, and environmental stewardship? You don’t. They graduate themselves. And it looks like this: In July, The Lost Mountain (now called LEGADO) held our 2015 Next Gen Symposium in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. The Symposium sought … Read More

Successful Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium WRAP Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Maputo, Mozambique, Tuesday, July 28, 2015 For the past twelve days, 33 African and North American students, adventurers, scientists and conservation leaders gathered in Gorongosa National Park for the first ever Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium. “The 2015 Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium was created to empower young people from around the world to look at conservation … Read More

Next Gen Voice: The Old Ways of Thinking Are Not Enough

On July 22nd the 2015 Lost Mountain Symposium concluded. What all happened? Here is a wrap up Blog from Next Gen Jacquie Day Bemis: What an amazing experience!  Today was our final day of this transformative conservation symposium on The Lost Mountain Project, sponsored and led by Majka Burhardt’s Additive Adventure.  22 bright and beautiful young minds from all over Africa … Read More

Conservation “Above the Line”

The Lost Mountain is more than fortunate to have some of the world’s leading experts in the areas of biodiversity and conservation on our team. In this next post, Lost Mountain Faculty, Elizabeth O’Neill, writes about how conservation is a business that is often downright depressing and yet, here at The Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium, her hope in the … Read More

Next Gen Voice: It’s All Coming Together

After a few days of classroom learning, our Next Gen team hit the road and went for a field visit to Vinho – a community that is just outside Gorongosa National Park’s boundaries in an area they call the buffer zone. As Courtney reflects in this new Next Gen Voice blog, experiencing and observing the practical implementation of so many conservation … Read More

July 16, 2015: The 2015 Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium is Underway PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Thursday, July 16, 2015 Since July 11, 2015, Gorongosa National Park has hosted 33 African and North American students, adventurers, scientists and conservation leaders for the first ever Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium. “There has already been a lot of excitement and information,” says Salvador Nanvonamuquitxo, a graduate student at Universidad Lurio, Mocuba, … Read More

Next Gen Voice: They’ve Got This

During the Mozambican civil conflict, the country’s large mammal population was decimated as almost 95% of them were killed. As you can imagine, this had a profound impact on all aspects of the ecosystems in the country. As our Next Gen students navigate the complex interplay between the species that live in this part of Mozambique as well as the dynamic relationship … Read More

Next Gen Voice: Bringing it Home

I heard about The 2015 Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium from one of my university professors. He let me know about it because biodiversity is a huge area of interest from me. In addition to that, I was excited to come here because I wanted to meet people from all around the world who are interested in the same things that … Read More

Next Gen Voice: I Already Feel Like I Belong

Traveling is a strange thing. On the one hand, it feels like it takes forever – the interminable flight, the bus ride that just won’t end. But in some ways, it also feels like you close your eyes and when you open them, you’re in a completely new world. First impressions can tell you a lot and often, as Vuyelwa has done, it’s … Read More