Tune in this Sunday to CBS “60 Minutes”
Janeen Heath, Pulitzer Center
This Sunday, October 26, the news program “60 Minutes” is airing a story on Gorongosa National Park, reported this summer by CBS journalist Scott Pelley, about American philanthropist Greg Carr’s efforts to bring the destroyed gem back to life. Tune in at 7:00 p.m. EST to CBS, and make sure to also visit the Pulitzer Center’s related reporting to explore this story’s beginning.
This very topic has been the focus of extensive Pulitzer Center reporting. Before the Mozambican civil war, Gorongosa National Park was among the top destinations in Africa, with a higher concentration of animals than on the famed Serengeti Plain. But during the war, soldiers and other poachers killed these vast herds, planted landmines and destroyed the park's infrastructure. By the 1990s, the park was all but abandoned. ...