The 23rd of April Gilé National Park turned 92! ???? To celebrate this day, we present GNAP in all its beauty… ✅Watch the video in our HOME PAGE and learn more about the history of the park, its wildlife conservation activities and biodiversity, community cooperation and partnerships: https://youtu.be/0Hpy74RZjlA?si=AJRVuTiNkYL8zwt7 —————————————————————————————————————————– O PNAG faz 92 anos! Para celebrar este […]

International Day of Forests 24

In honour of International Day of Forests we present our first Nursery project! Watch the video (sponsored by Fondation François Sommer) Anac Conservação Established in September ‘23 thanks to the former technical advisor Mr. Tomas Chipiri Buruwate, who led the installation of a pilot organic farm at the Musseia Headquarters, today it has conferred on […]

International Women’s Day 24

International Women’s Day #IWD24 “Invest in women: accelerate progress” Rangers, biologists, mushroom harvesters… Meet the women who work in Gilé National Park, a 439,000-hectare jewel of biodiversity co-managed by the Fondation François Sommer and the Mozambican government. On the outskirts of the GNAP (Buffer Zone and its Coutada), the harvesting and commercial sale of mushrooms […]

“Conserving African Wildlife” conference and documentary premiere in Paris

On the 6th of February, the 5th conference for the “Homme-Nature” circle “Conservation de la faune sauvage africaine : ces actions de terrain qui redonnent espoir” -Conserving African wildlife: field actions that give new hope” and the projection of the documentary “Gilé source de vie” – Gilé source of life- (#Canal+ production) brought together 200 people […]

First visit to GNAP by the Director of Pôle Nature

In January, Mr. Courbois visited Gilé National Park accompanied by Mr. Thomas Prin FFS-IGF project manager and Mr.Fusari Alessandro Fusari FFS-IGF project coordinator. Mr. Courbois visited the operational base in Musseia, met the teams and visited the communities around the Park that benefit from the Non-Timber Forest Products programme The mission also provided an opportunity […]

1st Girls’ Chess Championship

Xadrez Program At the end of December, GNAP organised the 1st Girls’ Chess Championship at the primary school of the Malema Centro community.19 girls from 5 schools in the Buffer Zone participated together with their parents, caregivers and teachers. The 3 winners took home medals and 3 complete sets of school supplies. This chess programme […]

AFD visits GNAP

In November, Mr. Alessandro Fusari, coordinator of Gilé National Park, and Thomas Prin, the Fondation François Sommer’s Africa project manager, welcomed Mrs. Beaudet head of projects/partnerships and funding for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) of the AFD – Agence Française de Développement- French Development Agency and Mr. Tixier biodiversity, climate and CSO project manager, a visit […]

Meet Alberto, local community member and beekeeper

When you have a team that loves what they do, everything becomes lighter, even the most difficult days. Meet Alberto, better known as ‘Khotxiua’, a local community member and current keeper of the school apiary at GNAP. With his help we set up our showcase, we have bottles of honey available! Beekeeping is an income-generating […]

A new well for drinking water and a new border to fight poaching

Infrastructure Department News ?For several days in October, a drilling company drilled a well near the Musseia Headquarters. “Located at a depth of over 40 meters, this well will allow all teams to access drinking water thanks to a solar-powered pump system,” explains Thomas Prin. Previously, GNAP staff either used water from the Molocué River, […]

Buffalo translocation updates

Visit to the Marromeu reserve for the next translocation of 200 buffalo. To prepare for the translocation of 200 buffaloes to Gilé National Park, GNAP postponed until 2024 due to the damage caused by Cyclone Freddy, Thomas Prin carried out a field assessment in the Marromeu reserve. The task was to find a way for […]