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Growing up near Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Tonga Torcida has dreamed of becoming a tour guide at the park. But when he meets and gets to work with ant biologist E.O. Wilson in the park, his views of the world around him—and of his future—drastically change. Torcida decides to pursue a career in science and work to ensure that the park is enjoyed by future generations.

Produced by Academy Award winning filmmaker Jessica Yu, the film weaves themes in conservation biology and environmental science, the value of scientific mentorship, and the social and economic realities of wilderness restoration. The film and accompanying resources serve as a case study in ecology and conservation biology.

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Date Of Record Release 2017-03-23 10:16:03
Description Growing up near Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Tonga Torcida has dreamed of becoming a tour guide at the park. But when he meets and gets to work with ant biologist E.O. Wilson in the park, his views of the world around him—and of his future—drastically change. Torcida decides to pursue a career in science and work to ensure that the park is enjoyed by future generations.

Produced by Academy Award winning filmmaker Jessica Yu, the film weaves themes in conservation biology and environmental science, the value of scientific mentorship, and the social and economic realities of wilderness restoration. The film and accompanying resources serve as a case study in ecology and conservation biology.
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Keyword Ecology, Conservation Biology, Africa, Wilderness Restoration, Gorongosa National Park
Date Of Record Creation 2017-03-23 10:11:44
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Date Last Modified 2017-03-23 10:16:03
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2017-03-23 10:11:44 (W3C-DTF)

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