Latest census for Gorongosa

Results have recently been published for an aerial wildlife census of Gorongosa National Park conducted in November 2010. This was the second of this type of survey since the beginning of the Gorongosa Restoration Project. This information is complemented by annual ground surveys conducted by GNP staff and local university students in the 120 km open road network of Gorongosa National Park. The results demonstrate the steep recovery of ungulate species throughout the core park (see table below) – indeed the rate of increase has been in average 13.3% a year (39.8% in 3 years) since the last census.  

* in entire core park
** translocated into sanctuary
*** releases from sanctuary excluded
**** Hippopotamus, Zebra, Lions and Eland not included

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