Community News

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

Learn, Learn… Apply!


Poachers sure picked the wrong time to raid Manyara Ranch.

On April 22, some 42 rangers and village game scouts had gathered at Manyara Ranch for three days of intensive joint team training in wilderness first aid, as led by the Sentinel Outdoor Institute, organized by Honeyguide Foundation, funded primarily by Big Life Foundation, . . . → Read More: Learn, Learn… Apply!

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

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