Humans of Namuli: Elias Faustino

Elias Faustino is a friend, a father, a farmer and the community leader of Carruca. Elias lives in a single room brick structure with his wife and their seven children on the southwestern flank of Mount Namuli. Most days, Elias wakes up with the sun at around 5:30 AM, eats some xima (grits like meal made from corn) and heads … Read More

Namuli Film Trailer Release: Official Press Release

In celebration of International Mountain Day, Ukalene Productions releases the official film trailer: Namuli. The community-backed film documents the spirit of exploration and what happens when a team of rock climbers, biologists, and conservationists sets off on an unconventional expedition into one of the world’s least explored and most threatened habitats. The film follows an international crew as they push the bounds of friendship, climbing, and scientific research on the 2,000-foot granite face of Mozambique’s second highest mountain, Mount Namuli.

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