100% of profits support wildlife conservation in Gorongosa
With every bag of coffee you buy, you help the Gorongosa Project protect Gorongosa's elephants and the rest of their wildlife family.
We believe that people and wildlife can coexist in harmony. These are a few of the goals we have set to help Gorongosa's wildlife and communities thrive together.
Fund 50 elephant tracking collars
Build 500 beehive fences to protect elephants and community farms
Outfit 100 park rangers with gear and equipment
Elephants are the matriarchs of Gorongosa National Park. As guardians of wisdom, culture, and leadership, female elephants pass their knowledge down generation to generation. The Gorongosa elephants are recovering quickly, with more than 650 roaming the savannah - an incredible increase from the 200 that survived Mozambique’s 17-year civil war.
In an elephant society, older females are the leaders and guardians of wisdom, culture and friendship. Just like humans, elephants’ families span multiple generations and pass down knowledge and wisdom that keeps Gorongosa’s elephants and the broader ecosystem thriving.
A Central Species
Elephants are a vital piece of the Gorongosa ecosystem. They disperse seeds, dig waterholes, create footpaths, and fertilise the soils. They are often known as ecosystem engineers and play a key role in maintaining the forests and savannas that they and thousands of other species call home.
Gorongosa’s elephants roam over great distances while foraging for the large quantities of food, water that they require to sustain their massive bodies. As their population grows, they use more space in their habitats. However, their habitat is now shared with human villages.
Living so close, people and elephants can run into conflict competing for resources like water, space or food. But in Gorongosa, we help both people and elephants create a positive relationship. Working with our communities, we use nature-based ideas like the beehive fences shown here to ensure humans and elephants coexist in harmony.
Our park rangers including Antonia Vasco (center) have dedicated their lives to keeping our elephants and other wildlife safe from poachers and to keeping the homesteads of the Gorongosa communities undisturbed by the elephants.