Community News

Bull killed, poachers caught on Elephant March Day


Just after nightfall, the crack of gunfire echoed across the plains. A hunt and chase ensued in the darkness. Somewhere, another elephant died for its tusks.

In a sad stroke of irony, poachers slaughtered a massive bull elephant near Esilalei Village on October 14, the same day of the momentous Elephant March in Arusha, . . . → Read More: Bull killed, poachers caught on Elephant March Day

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

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

Data, Data... Action!


While the high noon sun scorched the savanna, the interview had also grown red hot.

“As you are sitting here asking me about conflicts with wildlife, those zebras are finishing my farm!” a Maasai mzee shouted at the enumerator and then pointed to his field of maize, where, indeed, a group of nine black-and-white-striped . . . → Read More: Data, Data… Action!

Community informants lead to poachers' capture


In the town of Mto wa Mbu, it seems that informing on poachers has become as big a business as poaching itself.

Less than a week after a tip from a community informant led to the arrest of a notorious local poacher and his accomplice at Manyara Ranch, Honeyguide-supported rangers rounded up three more . . . → Read More: Community informants lead to poachers’ capture

Site by Mucho