Ndzou Camp (‘Ndzou’ means ‘elephant’ in the local language) began when farmers encroaching on protected forest in the foothills of Mozambique’s Chimanimani Mountains complained about forest elephants raiding their subsistence crops. Instead of removing the endangered elephants, a clever plan to diminish elephant-human conflict was formed in which the humans who were deepest in the forest were relocated, while the remaining land was protected and reforested. Additionally, a barrier of bee hives and hot pepper plants was built to deter the elephants from the corn fields. The community now has an eco-lodge focused on elephant tourism, the first school in the area, and a growing business producing honey, fruit, and hot peppers. Highlighting the connection between economic opportunities, education, and progressive attitudes towards women and their roles in society, the program demonstrates the power of changing attitudes in rural communities, and the importance of creating partnerships that drive real change.