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The Lost Mountain Initiative is an international venture to foster a future where people and ecosystems thrive together on Mount Namuli, Mozambique. The Initiative began with a 2014 field expedition combining rock-climbing, cliffside scientific research, integrated conservation planning, and media. The Lost Mountain Initiative is currently working to create targeted, measurable conservation and human livelihood gains on Mount Namuli and scale this approach to other mountain regions and communities. The Lost Mountain Team is also hosting the Next Gen Symposium in July, 2015, a 12-day symposium to launch conversation on “disruptive” conservation–a new model for building community-driven conservation in some of the world’s most remote and biologically diverse places in the world.
Majka Burhardt and her Additive Adventure Team are spearheading the next phase of the Lost Mountain Project for 2015/2016. This work builds on their Phase 1 conservation project with Mozambique-based LUPA, in conjunction with funding from the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund (CEPF) — a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. The 2015/2016 plan includes: (1) Implementation of a multi-tiered Mount Namuli Conservation Plan to create targeted and measurable conservation and development gains for Namuli; (2) Creation of innovation-based practices for conservationists (derived from Namuli experience) that can be used in other locales and environments; and (3) Hosting of two international “Disruptive Conservation” events to increase local and global multidisciplinary dialogue and action. More details on the Lost Mountain here.
At Positive Tracks, we’ve nicknamed Majka “M-Force” for good reason. Her catalytic vision and drive has taken Positive Tracks to a realm of conservation and adventure we couldn’t have dreamed of reaching on our own! Majka is profoundly skilled and intelligent, but also brings a highly collaborative and compassionate perspective to the table. Ultimately, it’s her human intelligence and relentless sense of adventure that enables Majka to forge rewarding partnerships not only with the organizations she works with, but with the young people she engages with a compelling civic call to action.
Majka and her Additive Adventure Team advised KfW Development Bank, in partnership with German Development Cooperation, to vet adventure recreation opportunities within Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park. Limpopo is part of the Peace Parks Foundation (founding patron Nelson Mandela) and is linked to Krueger National Park in South Africa and Gonarezhou Park in Zimbabwe. Together they form a vital transfrontier ecosystem and wildlife preservation area.
This 2013 Kickstarter Campaign, led by Majka Burhardt, raised over $28,500 for the Lost Mountain Film.
Majka invites her partners to be bold with intention, to get thick in conversation, and to pursue nothing short of extraordinary impact. Conversations expand and new realms of possibility open up with her passionate leadership and profound commitment to every project she works on. I will continue to jump at the opportunity to create great things with Majka.
Fred Boltz: Managing Director for Ecosystems at the Rockefeller Foundation, former Senior Vice President for Global Initiatives at Conservation International and current lead advisor on the Lost Mountain conservation team. Boltz’ deep conservation expertise derives from over 20 years of experience in developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Boltz is a natural resource economist with research and publications on the economics, practice and policy of tropical forestry, ecosystem services and climate change. His broad knowledge draws from experience on the front lines of conservation and community development projects in Madagascar and Rwanda, from cutting edge economic research in Brazil and Bolivia, and 9 years leading CI’s global strategies for conservation and sustainable development.
Eric Lundgren: Director of International Programs, Africare. Lundgren has over 15 years of experience managing development projects and organizations in a broad range of sectors and geographic areas. Prior to his current role, Lundgren served as Africare’s country director in Mozambique and served in various roles as a member of the environment and social assessment team at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Earlier in his career, Mr. Lundgren led Sail Caribbean’s environmental conservation and education program in the British Virgin Islands as the program’s founder and director. He also served as associate director of Proyecto Camino Seguro in Guatemala City.