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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Call him the Maasai Cowboy of Loliondo. Call him a young man of the wild. Whatever you call him, there is one thing you can bet your best bull on — there’s only one like Cowboy Kashe.
Kateto Fidelis olle Kashe grew up among the plains, hills, and highland forests of Loliondo, which is . . . → Read More: There’s Only One Cowboy
For more than seven hours, Honeyguide’s wonder dogs followed the scent trail of the elephant poachers. Supported by a joint team of rangers, Rocky and Jerry tracked the poachers across the savannah, along steep ridges, and over hilly woodlands.
It was Valentine’s Day, but a day filled more with heartbreak than happiness. Earlier in . . . → Read More: Rocky & Jerry recover ivory after valiant search
Photo Caption: Rangers at Manyara Ranch training and simulating arrests
Once again community informants assisted Honeyguide Foundation in an operation that led to the arrest of a poacher in Manyara Ranch.
On the night of January 29, rangers responded to information about a poachers’ camp in the Esilalei area of Manyara Ranch. . . . → Read More: Community Informants Key in Poacher Arrest
Armed with deadly poison and specialized arrows, four poachers entered the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area (EWMA) on January 15. They came for elephants and ivory.
So sure of their tactics, the gang didn’t even bother to bring bows or guns. The poison, according to one source who later came forward to Honeyguide, could kill . . . → Read More: Poachers Nabbed in West Kilimanjaro
We’ve all heard the abhorred numbers.
Up to 10,000 elephants poached for their ivory per year in Tanzania. Some 66% of the pachyderm population in the Selous Game Reserve decimated in the past 4 years. One elephant killed every 15 minutes.
Here is one statistic that hasn’t been reported: zero.
That’s the number of . . . → Read More: Enduimet: Zero Elephants Poached in 2013