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

First Impressions: Namuli

Legado is pleased to welcome Sergio Cumbula as the new head of LUPA’s Community Conservation Team for Legado: Namuli. Sergio just returned from a visit to Namuli with our field team and shares the following blog about his experience. In October 2016, I visited Namuli for the first time. I was impressed by the special aesthetic quality of the landscape resulting from … Read More

Namuli Film at Instadoc Film Festival in Maputo

October 11th was the 3rd annual Instidoc Film Festival in Maputo was the public premiere of the Namuli film in Mozambique.  The theme of the night focused on biodiversity and environmentalism within the country.  Namuli premiered alongside films that showcased the conservation projects at the Parque Nacional de Gorongosa and the Partial Marine Reserve of Ponta de Ouro, some of … Read More

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

African Student Call for Applications Now Open For Lost Mountain Symposium

It’s my pleasure to announce that the Additive Adventure 2015 Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium is now accepting applications for 20 African undergraduate and graduate students to join us this July in Mozambique. The Symposium is a 12-day multidisciplinary conversation on conservation, science, and adventure held in concert with leadership, Leave No Trace, and backcountry skills training in Mozambique’s Limpopo and Gorongosa National Parks. And what’s more, a host of significant scholarships are available to our African participants.

The Power of Next Gen

This week we made it official: The Additive Adventure 2015 Lost Mountain Next Gen Symposium will be held in Mozambique from July 10-21, 2015.

That’s a 9-word title for a single event that has 7 key components and the power to impact everyone who takes part in infinite ways. The event itself is a 10-day a multidisciplinary symposium on conservation, science, and adventure held in concert with leadership, Leave No Trace, and backcountry skills training in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park and its coastal capital, Maputo.

The event is open to African and North American Next Gens. Next whats?

LUPA, The Lost Mountain Conservation Lead, Now in Video

As part of our work with LUPA, our Mozambican conservation partner, we put together a set of videos explaining the work they do and how they fit within the Lost Mountain framework. The videos are available in both English and Portuguese so that LUPA can use them both within Mozambique and internationally. Watch the videos below and read more about our collaboration with LUPA on the Conserve Page.

The Road is Kind: The Lost Mountain Music Video

This music video is in honor and support of the Lost Mountain Positive Tracks Next Gen Initiative: youth philanthropy through physical action in the outdoors. Featuring our Positive Tracks Ambassadors Charlie Harrison (19) and Grant Bemis (23).

We released it this week because Charlie starts Williams College next week. And instead of driving the 160 miles to school, he’s hiking (inspired by his time on the Lost Mountain Team). You can read about it on The Lost Mountain blog. The song behind the music video was written and recorded by musician Jacob Bain on the 23rd day of our 30 day expedition– in the field on the flanks of Mt. Namuli alongside a surprise visit from the Queen of Macunha (story below). These examples, I now understand, are the power of the Lost Mountain.

Next Gen Report from The Field: Grant Bemis

A month ago I finished up my time volunteering on the Lost Mountain Project in Mozambique and Malawi. My time in Africa was a compilation of intense, non-stop, awe-inspiring experiences; difficult to appreciate all of it while it was happening. I was there as a volunteer, and an ambassador for Positive Tracks–a national, youth-centric nonprofit that helps young people get … Read More