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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Big Life’s Baby Eland has one Bizarre Big Brother

Eland Olalashey

Call him Lomunyack.

He’s only four months old, but he already stands over three feet tall and weighs nearly 100 kilograms. He also has a set of conical pre-adolescent horns jutting out from behind his forehead and a series of dashing white stripes down the side of his body. Lomunyack happens to be a . . . → Read More: Big Life’s Baby Eland has one Bizarre Big Brother

Borderlands Initiative Makes Strides in Arusha


Honeyguide Foundation proudly took part in the African Borderlands biennial conference in Arusha, Tanzania March 17-18.

Aiming to conserve the threatened species of elephants and lions, the Borderlands Conservation Initiative has brought together a coalition of Tanzanian and Kenyan government agencies, non-profit organizations, and communities among the critical habitats that span across the two . . . → Read More: Borderlands Initiative Makes Strides in Arusha

Jerry bit by snake, rescued by rangers


The strike happened so fast, the rangers didn’t even see it. Jerry had let out a yelp and began shaking his head in pain.

After rushing to the super dog, Honeyguide’s head of the Dog Tracker Unit, Lembris Kephas, discovered what seemed to be snake fang marks just below Jerry’s left eye. Within . . . → Read More: Jerry bit by snake, rescued by rangers

There’s Only One Cowboy


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

Rocky & Jerry recover ivory after valiant search


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

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