Africa’s lost eden

United States Premiere It was known as “the place where Noah left his Ark”: 4,000 square kilometers of lush floodplains in central Mozambique, packed with wild animals. But 15 years of civil war took a heavy toll on Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park and many species were almost completely wiped out for meat. As documented in a new National Geographic Channel film, conservationists today are battling to restore the park to its former glory, and save it from present-day threats that could destroy it forever. Produced by James Byrne for the National Geographic Channel.

Discussion, moderated by Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC TV’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” follows screening with National Geographic TV film producer James Byrne, philanthropist Gregory Carr, Fernando Sumbana, Minister of Tourism in Mozambique, and Judy Oglethorpe, Managing Director, People and Conservation Program, World Wildlife Fund.

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