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American Greg Carr Describes Why He is Devoting his Life and Fortune to Gorongosa

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Video produced by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Reporter: Stephanie Hanes

Videographer: Jeffrey Barbee

Editing: Alexandra Verville and Nathalie Applewhite

Map and war footage courtesy of the Congressional Research Services.

Muzzling Media in Jolo

Trying to blend into a place like Jolo is like trying to squeeze an elephant through the eye of a needle-or a lobster through a fish net. The last time a pack of reporters came down, some of them got kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf while trying to get access to the European tourists who were snatched from the Malaysian resort island of Sipadan in 2000. The charismatic but misguided Abu Sabaya even held local Filipino photographers hostage for a few hours and stole their cameras and shoes.

Heading South

It's been three years since I last worked in the Philippines. I'm back and heading south. Not much has changed except that it's summertime and there's fresh fighting down in Mindanao.

How to Help - some thoughts from Greg Carr

Stephanie Hanes, for the Pulitzer Center
Gorongosa, Mozambique

Hi all. I think I mentioned that I asked people at Gorongosa Park what they thought about the whole "how to help" question. Here's what Greg Carr wrote in response...

How can a small group of people change the world:

First, an individual needs to have a big dream. Then, she or he needs to encourage others to share the vision and improve it with their own ideas.

The Mountain

Gorongosa Mountain sits just outside the park's borders. It is considered sacred to many locals, and is the heart of the park's ecosystem.