- To search for new species of insects and reptiles that will link this fragile and vital mountain to the evolution of East Africa’s wildlife
- To build a conservation plan with the local community and a team of Mozambique-based conservationists that will ensure a thriving future for one of the world’s most precious biodiversity hotspots
- To share the Lost Mountain story in a documentary film about the spirit of exploration and what happens when adventure becomes a nexus for art, science, and global change
In January 2012, the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund—an alliance of six global leaders including the World Bank, the MacArthur Foundation, Conservation International, and the Government of Japan—designated Namuli as a Level 1 Priority Key Biodiversity Area. In May 2014, the Lost Mountain team is launching a pioneering biological study of the cliffside habitat of Namuli’s 2,000-foot granite face in an effort to fill the glaring “Namuli Gap” in Eastern Afromontagne species distribution. In concert with this expedition, our conservation team will conduct a phase I field assessment to determine the first steps of a viable and actionable integrated conservation plan predicated on involvement of multi-sector stakeholders: from local community members and businesses to NGOs, to local and national governments.
Today’s information driven world demands effective and impactful messaging. The Lost Mountain Project includes a team of writers and filmmakers to enable long-term success via local buy-in and sustained global support. Media includes a feature-length documentary film and web video shorts for Mozambican and global audiences.
In addition, The Lost Mountain team (via Additive Adventure by Majka Burhardt) has partnered with Positive Tracks, a youth-centric non-profit for movers and shakers, to release a young adult short film featuring youth climber/Lost Mountain team member Charlie Harrison that will spread the Lost Mountain conservation call to action to all ages across the world.
Learn More at www.thelostmountainfilm.com