Welcome to the Honeyguide Foundation website

The Honeyguide Foundation (HGF) is a grass roots, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Tanzania dedicated to support communities and the conservation of wildlife and natural resources through long-term community partnerships. The African Honeyguide is a bird that actively guides humans (and honey badgers) to beehives; we chose it as our symbol as it is a beautiful example of the symbiotic relationship between humans and wildlife and of successful partnerships in general.

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Everybody Needs a Zungu

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First off, everybody asks him about his zany name. But we’ll get to that.

The man otherwise known as William “Zungu” Joseph has spent more than 15 years pursuing wilderness adventures and putting out organizational bushfires. Today Zungu serves as Honeyguide’s procurement officer and as something like a jack-of-all-trades superstar.

He is that unsung . . . → Read More: Everybody Needs a Zungu

Partnership with Randilen WMA Kicks Off

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Community-based conservation and wildlife protection in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem just strengthened its ranks and expanded its reach.

On May 2, the leadership of the newly established Randilen Wildlife Management Area officially deployed 15 fresh village game scouts to begin operations in the 315-sqaure-kilometer community conservation area, which borders the northeastern arc of Tarangire National . . . → Read More: Partnership with Randilen WMA Kicks Off

Data, Data... Action!

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While the high noon sun scorched the savanna, the interview had also grown red hot.

“As you are sitting here asking me about conflicts with wildlife, those zebras are finishing my farm!” a Maasai mzee shouted at the enumerator and then pointed to his field of maize, where, indeed, a group of nine black-and-white-striped . . . → Read More: Data, Data… Action!

Community informants lead to poachers' capture

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In the town of Mto wa Mbu, it seems that informing on poachers has become as big a business as poaching itself.

Less than a week after a tip from a community informant led to the arrest of a notorious local poacher and his accomplice at Manyara Ranch, Honeyguide-supported rangers rounded up three more . . . → Read More: Community informants lead to poachers’ capture

Learn, Learn… Apply!

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Poachers sure picked the wrong time to raid Manyara Ranch.

On April 22, some 42 rangers and village game scouts had gathered at Manyara Ranch for three days of intensive joint team training in wilderness first aid, as led by the Sentinel Outdoor Institute, organized by Honeyguide Foundation, funded primarily by Big Life Foundation, . . . → Read More: Learn, Learn… Apply!

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