Our students conduct their thesis research on an impressive variety of topics in Gorongosa National Park and its buffer zone. See below for a list of current research projects

Amina Abudo Amade

Functional diversity of macrofungi in ecosystem maintenance and their potencil use in the diet and income generation in rural communities

Victor Américo

Adult sex ration and age structure in recovering populations of ungulates

Camilo Bruno

Dynamics of miombo species biodiversity: Characterization of metagenonics associated with sols with Brachystegia boehmii and Brachystegia spiciformis


Gold Bento Chindere

Top-down effects of insects and mammalian herbivores on plan communities and plant traits in an African savannah


Amemarlita Agostinho Carlos de Matos

Traditional knowledge and its relationship with the conservation of biodiversity and the socio-ecological resilience of communities around Gorongosa National Park


Lorena Michel da Encarnação Matos

Distribution and selection of lungfish habitats in Gorongosa National Park 


Semo Siambeu Luís Semo Mogeia

The interactions of three invasive plants with herbivorous insects and their impact on plant diversity in Gorongosa National Park


António Ngovene Júnior

Can shade coffee cultivation help restore Mount Gorongosa’s threatened forest biodiversity?


Raimundo José Raimundo

Modeling the spatial distribution and ecological niche of civets in Gorongosa National Park.


Márcio Manuel Tomás

Abundance and diversity of grasshoppers in relation to the loss and recovery of mammalian grazers on the floodplain of Gorongosa National Park. 


Adija Fernando Wilssone

Evaluation of Authentication of Honey in the Buffer Zone of Gorongosa National Park



We aim to become an internationally recognized M. Sc. program dedicated to training competent and capable biologists and conservation leaders in Mozambique. Learn More. 


Thank you to all the applicants for the 2020-2022 cohort of the master’s program!  We received many great applications. We are currently closed for admissions. 


The Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology faculty consists of a talented, knowledgeable team of professors who generously donate their time to teach intensive courses in the master’s curriculum. List of faculty here. 

Information for Faculty

Our incredible guest faculty make the Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program possible. We are extremely grateful for your time and dedication to promoting conservation through education. More information here. 

Our Consortium Partners

The Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program is made possible through partnerships with three Mozambican institutions, the Universidade LúrioUniversidade Zambeze, and the Instituto Superior Politécnico de Manica, in partnership with the Universidade de Lisboa. Read more here. 

Student Life

Students in the Gorongosa Master’s in Conservation Biology Program have the rare privilege of calling Gorongosa National Park their home for two years. Read more. 

Student Research

Our students conduct their thesis research on an impressive variety of topics in Gorongosa National Park and its buffer zone. See here for a list of current research projects, and films about their work. 

Our Mission

Our Mission

Advance an integrated multi-partner approach to conservation and to people-centred development. The Gorongosa Project protects the Park’s biodiversity and ecosystem services and unlocks its economic potential for the community inhabitants of the Gorongosa Buffer Zone, Sofala Province, Mozambique and further afield.

Our Vision

A thriving, biodiversity-rich, Greater Gorongosa conservation landscape, which supports Sofala Province as an engine for resilient and sustainable development enabling nature experiences and wellbeing for its people, enriching all of Mozambique and the world.

A Park for Peace

On 1 August, 2019 a historic ceremony was held in Gorongosa to celebrate the Cessation of Hostilities Accord between the leaders of the Government of Mozambique and the opposition Renamo Party. The accord established Gorongosa National Park (GNP) as a ‘Park for Peace’, delivering human development to the communities that share the greater landscape.