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So far Damian Bell has created 36 blog entries.

Saving Elephants, Simple Solutions

2017-12-04T11:23:21+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Human-Wildlife Conflict Prevention, News|

Honeyguide is working with local communities to provide simple solutions to human-wildlife conflict. Through the innovative use of basic tools and materials, Honeyguide’s Human Elephant Conflict Toolkit is enabling communities to live peacefully alongside elephants, supporting both conservation and livelihoods. Between 2009- 2014, Tanzania lost 60% of its elephant population to poaching. While most instances

A Gallant Rescue with a Sad Ending

2017-06-02T03:56:37+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Honeyguide News, Human-Wildlife Conflict Prevention|

Young male leopard found in Lake Manyara By Ng’orongo Nyamoni Honeyguide Communication Manager Every day holds new challenges for the dedicated team of Honeyguide rangers working to conserve and protect wildlife in Burunge Wildlife Management Area, a parcel of land lying in the migratory corridor of the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem in Northern Tanzania. The wildlife is

Enduimet get ready for cycling!

2017-06-02T03:56:37+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Enterprise Development|

The Honeyguide Tourist officer Komolo Simel is organizing for cycling competition to be held in Enduimet WMA.  “We are aiming to make awareness of amazing tourism activities in Enduimet and raising funds to support to the WMA conserving its wildlife and natural resources….” the officer said. Honeyguide organizer for the event have already met with

Film in the Making to Raise Community Awareness of Human Wildlife Conflict

2017-06-02T03:56:37+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Community News, Environmental Education|

A film is in the making;  a gripping story is about to be released at the nearby villages of Randilen and Burunge WMAs. The short film expected to be launched on mid-June 2016 by the Honeyguides educational and awareness team and funded by the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation. Directed to increase the awareness of the communities

May Day Awards for Randilen Rangers

2017-06-02T03:56:37+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Community News, Management & Governance, News|

“I am so proud of you guys and well appreciate your works towards conservation, you can now go to work beyond Randilen borders as long as conservation is concerned” said the District Game Officer, Mr Serafin Bichabicha Mawanja  to the village game scouts during the May day celebrations being held at the Randilen Ranger Post

Firearms training in Enduimet

2017-06-02T03:56:57+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|Community News, Honeyguide News|

Honeyguide project manager  Ole Kirimbai is managing a week long firearms training program for all the Enduimet village rangers, the ranger who recently acquired shot guns and .22 rifles for protection will have a week long training exercise. The training will cover various topics such as gun use and maintenance, safety and law. John Magembe and Ezekiel will be

Poaching in Manyara

2017-06-02T03:56:57+00:00 January 22nd, 2013|Baraza, Other News|

Latest off the press- from the citizen newspaper-A vehicle belonging to a senior military official has been seized on allegations of ferrying ivory after a road chase that involved Manyara National park rangers on Friday evening. The event happens only weeks after police officers were caught with ivory in Serengeti National park and two others lynched

Responsible Tourism auditor training

2017-06-02T03:56:57+00:00 December 12th, 2012|Honeyguide News|

Honeyguide have been training 3 auditors for Responsible Tourism Tanzania. Damian Bell has been training the auditors over the past 23 months using various hotels and lodges as the platform for the training. The 3 auditors have been busy over the past few months training with the criteria and visiting a number of hotels and camps in and around

Conference supports Honeyguide

2017-06-02T03:56:57+00:00 October 22nd, 2012|Honeyguide News|

The Pan-African Ornithological Congress that was held in Arusha, Tanzania from the 14th to 21st October 2012 supported the Honeyguide Foundation. The conference was organized and run by the Honeyguide Foundation with the aim that the surplus funds from the conference would go to support the core costs of the organization. The conference raised over $18,000 for the Honeyguide