A Science-Based Approach to Restoring Gorongosa's Wildlife
This video follows scientists from Gorongosa National Park as they relocate zebras from a nearby reserve as part of the effort to restore healthy wildlife populations.
The Gorongosa Restoration Project is a long-term effort to return the Gorongosa ecosystem in Mozambique to a healthy and balanced state after a devastating civil war. Surveys have revealed that, although many species of large animals are recovering, species such as zebras are so few in number that they are in danger of disappearing. In this video, scientists explain how the relocation effort was planned and executed, and what relocating wildlife means for the recovery of the park.
The accompanying “Student Worksheet” incorporates concepts and information from the video.
An audio descriptive version of the film is available via our media player.
Student Learning Targets
- Learn about research practices.
- Develop scientific explanations and justify claims using evidence.
- Calculate animal density from aerial survey data.
Africa, recovery, relocation, restoration, scientific methodology, scientific process, zebra
HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-6; HS-LS2.A, HS-LS2.C; SEP4, SEP5
4.B.3; SP2, SP5
Math.A-REI.3, Math.S-IC.3; MP2, MP3
CC5; DP1, DP2