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Gregory Carr

Gregory Carr

Title:  Oversight Committee
Company:  Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
Location:  Ketchum, Idaho

Education

BS, History, Utah State University, 1982
MS, Public Policy, Harvard, 1986

Huntsman School Interactions

MBA Guest Speaker - May 26, 2010

Biography

Greg Carr received a Masters in public policy from Harvard in 1986. In 1986 he co-founded Boston Technology, an international telecommunications firm, and served as its chair until 1998. From 1996-1998 he was chair of Prodigy, a global Internet service provider.

In 1998 Carr resigned from his for-profit boards and dedicated himself to humanitarian activities. In 1999, he co-founded the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University. Through research and teaching, the Carr Center seeks to make human rights principles central to the formulation of good public policy in the United States and throughout the world.

Carr has been active in philanthropic activities in his home state of Idaho. Joining family and friends, he co-founded the Museum of Idaho in 2000, a cultural and natural history museum in Idaho Falls that is the largest institution of its kind in the state.

In January of 2008, Carr signed a 20-year agreement with the Government of Mozambique to restore and co-manage the country¹s flagship national park, "Gorongosa". The Gorongosa management team has reintroduced buffaloes and wildebeests to the ecosystem, planted more than two million trees in the Mt. Gorongosa rainforest, and has created an international Restoration Ecology Science Research Center.

Professor EO Wilson of Harvard University has twice visited Gorongosa and participated in the science activities at the Research Center.

The Gorongosa team re-established eco-tourism in the Park, creating local employment and Park income. Additionally, the Park Community Relations Department provides health and education programs to the local communities living near its borders. Gorongosa operates six mobile health clinics in the buffer zone of the Park and educates more than 3,000 Mozambican children annually in conservation courses at the Park Community Education Center. National Geographic Television chronicled the Park's restoration in their film "Africa's Lost Eden".

The Portuguese broadcaster, "SIC", created four episodes about the Gorongosa Restoration Project that aired this summer, and the BBC is including a segment about Gorongosa in their upcoming six-part series, "Africa".

Board Member

EO Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

Related Huntsman News Articles

In the Jungle (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2010)
MBA team travels, studies to help the Carr Foundation (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2010)
Greg Carr offers tips for entrepreneurs
(Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2010)
For one reporter, a dangerous day in the life of Greg Carr (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2010)