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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Tracker Dogs Might Need an Agent


Media surrounding the Tracker Dog Unit, a project of Big Life Foundation, has grown to the point where we can’t always keep track and post of all the pieces in which Rocky & Jerry make appearances.

Will they need an agent in 2015? Maybe.

Last year, Maria Alomajan published her book, Dogs in . . . → Read More: Tracker Dogs Might Need an Agent

A New M&E Generation



Let’s talk vector, raster, polygons, and Universal Transverse Mercator projections, which are named, of course, after the 16th-century Flemish cartographer, Gerardus Mercator.

Now we are speaking the language of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a lingua franca that has become absolutely essential in conservation and countless other fields in the 21st century.

At . . . → Read More: A New M&E Generation

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

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