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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Manyara Ranch Rangers Chase, Capture Poacher

Poaching Zebra Eland Photo 2

In the early morning hours of July 22, a pack of poachers on four motorbikes attempted to invade Manyara Ranch.

Fortunately, head Honeyguide ranger trainer, John Magembe, received a tip-off about the raid at the 35,000-acre conservancy, which is primarily supported by the African Wildlife Foundation.

Some 25 minutes later, Magembe and several . . . → Read More: Manyara Ranch Rangers Chase, Capture Poacher

Everybody Needs a Zungu


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

Randilen Scouts 2

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!


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


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

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