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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Rocky and Jerry strike again! Last month, Honeyguide’s Dog Unit supported rangers from the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area, Big Life Foundation, and the Kenya Wildlife Service in a joint operation that led to the arrest of a notorious elephant poacher in Kenya.
Read the full dramatic account from Big Life Foundation.
On November 18, . . . → Read More: Dog unit leads to arrest of notorious poacher
At dusk, the MC fired up the film projector and let the music blast from two portable speakers. It had been market day in Lerangwa Village, and shoppers and revelers soon gathered around the projector, listened to a Maasai pop song, and eagerly awaited the show to begin.
Soon enough, images of WMA rangers . . . → Read More: Cinema Beside the Wild
Meet Rocky, a four-year-old German shepherd who can sniff and track down a poacher practically from the forests of West Kilimanjaro all the way to the back alleys and markets of Dar-es-Salaam.
Enter his sidekick, Jerry, who is always on standby to leap into action in hot pursuit of the scent trail.
With funding . . . → Read More: Rocky & Jerry: Conservation Canine Rock Stars
Honeyguide Foundation congratulates our very own, Lomayani Komolo Simel, for graduating from the Mweka College for African Wildlife Management on November 2.
“I feel extremely grateful,” said Komolo, who graduated with a Diploma in Wildlife Management. “Many people and organisations supported my education, and I am happy to already be a part . . . → Read More: New Honeyguide member graduates from Mweka
Over late September and early October, Honeyguide Foundation welcomed an American security specialist to train rangers in the Enduimet WMA, Burunge WMA, and in Manyara Ranch. With support provided by a private donor, the specialist spent 16 days leading the capacity-building exercises for some 30 rangers.
“We learned so much,” said Kateto Kashe, a . . . → Read More: US security specialist trains WMA rangers