Ecologist, Gorongosa Project
Dominique Gonçalves is a Mozambican ecologist focused on elephant conservation working in Gorongosa Project, which is a pubic private partnership by the Greg Carr Foundation and the Government of Mozambique. She currently manages Gorongosa’s Elephant Ecology Project, investigating elephant movement and range expansion in relation to habitat use and human-elephant conflict. Working with law enforcement and sustainable development colleagues, Gonçalves hopes to build coexistence between communities and wildlife throughout Gorongosa National Park’s buffer zone. A passionate advocate of girls’ education to prevent early marriage, Gonçalves also works with the park’s Girls’ Club. She has an M.Sc. in conservation biology and is a Ph.D. candidate in biodiversity management at the University of Kent’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology.