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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Family of lions saved by airborne Coyote II

Craig Sholley / African Wildlife Foundation

Photo Credit: Craig R. Sholley/ African Wildlife Foundation

Running in a dead sprint and with spears raised, the warriors had closed within 100 meters of a lioness and her two cubs. The hunt had gone down a dry riverbed within Manyara Ranch. In minutes or less, the 40 or so young men could . . . → Read More: Family of lions saved by airborne Coyote II

Randilen Boots on the Ground, Making Busts

Randilen rangers  inspect bush meat beside suspected poacher (face blurred)

Randilen rangers inspect bush meat beside suspected poacher (face blurred)

Just as dusk eased over the plains of Randilen WMA, the rangers made one last loop on patrol. And that’s when they spotted him, a lone silhouette marching along the horizon.

It took less than a minute for the Land Rover to track . . . → Read More: Randilen Boots on the Ground, Making Busts

Community heroes and rangers lead to arrest of ruthless elephant poachers

Micro in the Sun

From the air, the grey mass appeared like a hulking rock in the middle of the riverbed. But as he circled around the figure in his Microlight, Damian Bell knew immediately that the motionless mass below was a dead elephant, its tusks missing.

In the last days of December 2014, Bell, the executive . . . → Read More: Community heroes and rangers lead to arrest of ruthless elephant poachers

Partnership Promises to Strengthen Conservation & Communities

TPW

Honeyguide Foundation and the Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund (TPW) have launched a partnership to strengthen our joint community-based conservation initiatives across northern Tanzania.

The long-term partnership will begin with joint programming for human-wildlife conflict (HWC) prevention and evolve into a comprehensive community-based conservation collaboration.

“Conservation challenges are numerous across northern Tanzania,” said Dr. . . . → Read More: Partnership Promises to Strengthen Conservation & Communities

Orphaned Elephant Rescued for Christmas

Lead shot

 

After a hard overnight rain, the orphaned baby elephant felt the chill of the pre-dawn darkness. Lost and alone, the tiny male pachyderm stood as easy prey for lions or other predators. Stray dogs had already started to harass him, biting and nipping at his legs and ankles.

The newborn had wandered . . . → Read More: Orphaned Elephant Rescued for Christmas

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