Welcome, Alaka: Legado’s New Board Member

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Alaka Wali, PhD, is the curator of North American Anthropology in the Science and Education Division of the Field Museum in Chicago. And in January 2022, she became the newest member of Legado's Board of Directors. Professionally, Alaka was the founding director of the Center for Cultural Understanding and Change from 1995-2010. During that time, she pioneered the development of ... Read More

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

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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

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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

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

Will you stand with the Namuli community today?


I’m sure you agree with me that education is a basic human right. This year, the Namuli community has taken a stand for their future: the future of their rainforest, of their farms, of their children and the generations to come. More than 500 children of the Murrabue community who call Mount Namuli home and are in need a new ... Read More

You really want to watch Namuli!

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Haven't had the chance to watch Namuli, yet? Fear not - this weekend is the perfect time to dig into this 30 minute story about how an unconventional climbing expedition unlocked a standstill on one of Africa's most important mountain ecosystems— Mount Namuli, Mozambique. Vertical biology, community conservation, and a really run out slab climb— it’s all in the film.  ... Read More

Watch Namuli, the film, today!

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Today I’m honored to release Namuli worldwide on YouTube.  Watch the film TodayNamuli is a film about the spirit of adventure and pushing the boundaries of science, climbing, and conservation on Mozambique's Mount Namuli. The film follows our team on an unconventional climbing expedition that was spurred by curiosity. Curiosity about a granite rock face, and also about how to use climbing to ... Read More

A year of conservation, community and impact

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It’s my pleasure to share with you Legado’s first-ever Annual Report: a big-picture look at the impact you have made in Mozambique through your generous support. Read About Your ImpactTogether, we put Mount Namuli on the global conservation priority list, hosted permagarden training for over 100 locals, shared Namuli, the film, on 31 stages in 8 countries and more. We're a lean shop ... Read More

Let’s build a thriving future

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In 2011, I became enamoured--obsessed even--with Mozambique’s Mount Namuli. While climbing led me to this granite monolith, the opportunity to create a marked difference in the lives of Namuli’s communities has kept me there, as the founder of Legado. Today, Legado is an international initiative that builds thriving futures for the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems and the people who call ... Read More