Casa das Garças is a conservation-orientated lodge, born from a joint initiative of Quirimbas National Park and the Italian Organization Istituto Oikos and funded by the Italian Cooperation. We support practical initiatives to ensure the protection of the unique environment of the Quirimbas Archipelago in the north of Mozambique. Casa das Garças is not only a guesthouse but also a hub for environmental education and research: a place for travellers and researchers who wish to enjoy and protect biodiversity. We support collaboration between local and international universities, who use the lodge as a base to carry out important work in the archipelago. Through eco-tourism and cultural exchange we aim to strive for a sincere, mutually beneficial engagement with the local community, working hand in hand with the people who call Ibo home.