In 2004, the Gorongosa Restoration Project began. The project, a partnership between the government of Mozambique and the Carr Foundation, had as its goal to restore the Gorongose National Park, which had been heavily damaged by civil war decades earlier. Today, according to its 2018 aerial wildlife count, the park's population of large mammals is rebounding. Besides wildlife recovery, the restoration of the park has tangibly benefitted the people living in the region, in terms of economic development, as well as access to health care and education.
"A generation after civil war, more than 100,000 large animals populate Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, a rare spot of good news."