Welcome, Alaka: Legado’s New Board Member

Tara PetersonNews

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

Do you want to go to Mount Namuli?

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A lot of people have been asking me recently if they can come visit Mount Namuli and meet the people who call this special place home. In response, we've teamed up with Google Jump and filmmaker Ross Henry to create a 3-minute Virtual Reality film, Mountains = Water = Life, to take you right to the heart of the mountain. Mountains = ... 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

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

Flavia Esteves: Lead Scientist, California Academy of Sciences, USA


Flavia Esteves: Ph.D. in Entomology, and postdoctoral fellow at California Academy of Sciences, USA. Flavia has been studying ants for more than 10 years, integrating fieldwork, taxonomy, and community ecology analysis to discover and describe ant diversity and patterns of distribution, particularly in rainforest habitats. She has extensive field experience in remote locations including Argentina, Brazil, Madagascar, Peru, Saudi Arabia, … Read More

Kate Rutherford: Professional Climber, USA


Kate Rutherford: Rock climber, storyteller and artist who takes the beauty of vertical landscapes and crafts it in to stories which inspire climbers to protect the natural environment they love to play in. Recent new climbing routes on Fitz Roy, Argentina, Acopon Tepui, Venezuela, and Brandberg, Namibia. Owner of Suspended Stone Design, fly fishing guide for Alaska Wild River Fish. … Read More

Geraldo Palalane: Regional Conservation Implementer, Mozambique

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Geraldo Palalane LUPA

This is Geraldo Palalane, he is the head of our Conservation Team for the Lost Mountain project. He’s the project officer at LUPA (Associacao para o Desenvolvimento Comunitario), has 16 years experience in conservation and tourism management, is a former member of Mozambique national handball team, the father of two-up-and-coming swim racers, and this week, he is about to go one full mile higher in elevation than he’s ever been before on Mt. Namuli with his conservation partners and our science and climbing crews. Teamwork at great heights