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In the bottom of the image is Mount Lico in Mozambique’s Zambezia Province. Professor Julian Bayliss from Oxford University spotted Mount LIco on Google Earth in 2012. It took him another six years and two different reconaissance trips to put together the first expedition into Lico’s isolated forest. “It’s very exciting”, says the Welsh biologist.

The May 2018 expedition to Mount Lico and Mount Socone Mountains in Zambezia Province in Northern Mozambique was funded by The TransGlobe Expedition Trust, Biocensus, African Butterfly Research Institute, DMM Climbing, Marmot tents, and the Bayliss family.

Participating institutions:

Oxford Bookes University, University of Swaziland, University of Bangor, University of York, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Natural History Museum (Maputo), Natural History Museum (London), Biocensus, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, E. O. Wilson lab Gorongosa, Port Elizabeth Museum (SA), Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the Herbarium (Maputo).

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