Volunteers, rangers contain Mount Meru fires

2020-05-16T08:23:18+00:00October 9th, 2015|Baraza, Community News, Honeyguide News, Wildlife Protection|

  For nearly two weeks, the flames scorched the forests and foothills of Mount Meru, including swathes of Arusha National Park. The fire threatened hundreds of people and animals.   Nearly every day, however, more than 800 community volunteers and rangers trekked for up to three hours up the mountain to combat the inferno. Honeyguide

The rare sighting & saving of the sacred pangolin

2020-05-16T08:23:18+00:00October 8th, 2015|Baraza, Community News, Honeyguide News|

At midday, the rangers of Burunge WMA spotted the bizarre creature bumbling over the plains — a pangolin. It’s also called a scaly anteater, a trenggiling, and, in jest, a walking pinecone or artichoke. So rarely seen, the pangolin is believed to be sacred by peoples throughout the world. Unfortunately, this has led to rampant

Randilen Boots on the Ground, Making Busts

2020-05-16T08:23:18+00:00April 26th, 2015|Baraza, Community News, Honeyguide News, News, Wildlife Protection|

Randilen rangers inspect bush meat beside suspected poacher (face blurred) Just as dusk eased over the plains of Randilen WMA, the rangers made one last loop on patrol. And that’s when they spotted him, a lone silhouette marching along the horizon. It took less than a minute for the Land Rover to track

Community heroes and rangers lead to arrest of ruthless elephant poachers

2020-05-16T08:23:18+00:00April 4th, 2015|Baraza, Community News, Honeyguide News, Other News, Wildlife Protection|

  From the air, the grey mass appeared like a hulking rock in the middle of the riverbed. But as he circled around the figure in his Microlight, Damian Bell knew immediately that the motionless mass below was a dead elephant, its tusks missing. In the last days of December 2014, Bell, the executive director

Borderlands Initiative Makes Strides in Arusha

2020-05-16T08:22:47+00:00March 20th, 2014|Baraza, Community News, Honeyguide News|

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 East

Poaching in Manyara

2020-05-16T08:21:09+00:00January 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

Serengeti Road Shelved

2020-05-16T08:21:09+00:00June 27th, 2011|Baraza, Other News|

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism have announced that the proposed tarmac road through the Serengeti National Park will not be developed. A tarmac road will be constructed from Makutano to Mugumu. The stretch from Mugumu to the park boundary and through the park, past Ololosokwan to Loliondo town will remain gravel. From Loliondo town through Natron to Mtu

Wildlife populations under threat in Masai Mara

2020-05-16T08:21:09+00:00June 1st, 2011|Baraza, Other News|

The BBC have reported that the populations of wildlife species in the world-renowned Masai Mara reserve in Kenya have crashed in the past three decades, according to research published in the Journal of Zoology. Numbers of impala, warthog, giraffe, topi and Coke's hartebeest have declined by over 70%, say scientists. Even fewer survive beyond the

Soda Factory at lake Natron Again

2020-05-16T08:21:09+00:00February 27th, 2011|Baraza, Other News|

Plans to extract soda from Lake Natron are surfacing again. After  TATA chemicals pulled out, conservationists had a win and the future of the Lake Natron was secured. A new approaching is being developed and according to an article from the Daily News from the 27th February,  the soda plant will be good for the flamingos; "The project

Policy Brief: “Resolving the Land Use Conflict in Loliondo”

2020-05-16T08:21:09+00:00February 25th, 2011|Baraza, Other News|

For years there has been conflict in Loliondo surrounding land and natural resource uses.  The conflict is complex, with many stakeholders involved, but the root of the problem is clear—land. The drought of July 2009 brought conflict tensions to a head, resulting in burned homesteads, reported human rights abuses, 50,000 cattle displaced and considerable economic loss

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