Above all, Honeyguide delivers results on the ground. We are field people. We have a core team of more than 50 committed individuals and support and guide more than 100 rangers and officers in six wilderness areas covering 1.3 million acres. Today our team ranges from veteran anti-poaching commanders to tech-savvy recent university graduates, from future women leaders and entrepreneurs to Maasai elders and warriors. Together we are all Tanzanians with a robust mission, vision, and theory of change for how the Tanzania of tomorrow can thrive with both resilient communities alongside stable wildlife populations.
Our story began in 2007 when several longtime friends decided to pull together a few thousand dollars or so to start up a tiny non-profit dedicated to a community vision for conservation at a time when few such organizations existed in Tanzania. It would come to be called Honeyguide, and, since then, our supporters have grown extensively since then and inspire and shape everything we do. Today we also have a rigorous and robust system for financial and program reporting so our old and new friends and supporters can keep track of Honeyguide’s every expenditure and action on the ground.
“I have worked my entire life in wilderness areas trying to protect the animals and work well with people. Its what motivates me every day.” John Magembe, Honeyguide’s head trainer and anti-poaching commander.
For everything we do, every dollar we spend, every initiative we take on
For those who seek to lead wisely and progressively by example
For communities, government, all stakeholders, and the environment around us
For transformative positive impact across vast trans-boundary landscapes
For people and their livelihoods, for wildlife and their habitats
For data-driven strategies, adaptive management, and sensible solutions