The Business of Conservation

2022-08-02T13:34:12+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Honeyguide News, News, Wildlife Protection|

  With over 30,000 hectares invested, with revenues exceeding half a million dollars, over 15,000 shareholders expecting a return on their investment, this is a complex business, it is the business of conservation. Wildlife Management Areas are social businesses, they require funding to operate and provide tangible benefits to the communities that surround them. As

Slash Those Protection Costs

2022-08-02T14:09:13+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Honeyguide News, News, Wildlife Protection|

  Protection costs consume around 60% of the total operating budgets for many African conservation areas, be it national parks or the smaller community conservation areas. Most National Parks in Africa (such as the Serengeti) annually spend between 500-800 USD per square km for protection, we can see some of the more financially challenged protected

Investing in Sustainable Solutions

2022-06-07T06:06:19+00:00June 7th, 2022|Enterprise Development, Honeyguide News, Management & Governance|

We at Honeyguide are often reminded that not all community areas can become financially sustainable, and whilst I totally understand this, I believe that many can achieve financial independence. We are a naturally optimistic organization, we have to be in order to approach such ambitious objectives and celebrate these fabulous results with our community partners.

Story Map of Randilen

2022-01-19T09:13:15+00:00January 19th, 2022|Community News, Enterprise Development, Honeyguide News, Human-Wildlife Conflict Prevention, Wildlife Protection|

The patterns of wildlife that move across the landscapes, how man and wildlife have an interdependence, where man benefits from wildlife, wildlife from man; the exigencies of life in these vast and wild landscapes. Wildlife in Tanzania needs large landscapes in order to survive. They move onto village land that is owned by local communities

Listening to SAGE in Makame

2021-07-07T03:26:00+00:00June 11th, 2021|Honeyguide News, Management & Governance, News|

  “This experience was like a mirror, it made us look into ourselves like we have never done before” was a statement by an elder during a SAGE workshop held recently in Makame. We have had unexpected comments and powerful feedback from communities when they have engaged in the SAGE process. Towards the end of

Award-Winning Rangers Invited to Meet Alibaba Founder

2020-05-16T08:23:46+00:00November 11th, 2019|Honeyguide News, News, Wildlife Protection|

Honeyguide was incredibly excited to receive the news that two of our rangers, Shinini Simel and Lerumbe Kaaya, were identified as recipients of the African Ranger Award for 2019. The award, given annually on behalf of the Paradise Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to environmental conservation. Shinini, the head of the K9 Unit operating at Manyara

Mother and Baby Elephant Rescued after Being Trapped in a Mud Hole

2020-05-16T08:23:47+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Honeyguide News, News, Wildlife Protection|

  On Wednesday, a mother elephant and her calf were rescued after being trapped for 48 hours in a six-meter-deep mud hole in Randilen WMA, Northern Tanzania. The baby elephant and her mother were spotted by the Honeyguide Aircraft on a routine aerial surveillance patrol, the pilot called in the Randilen ranger patrol

Educational Film Brings Awareness and Dialogue to WMA Communities

2020-05-16T08:23:47+00:00May 29th, 2017|Environmental Education, Honeyguide News, News|

A recent month-long film roadshow helped spread awareness and foster dialogue with Randilen Wildlife Management Area (WMA) communities in rural Tanzania. Locally-produced, and including influential community leaders, the film helped educate locals about Randilen WMA’s achievements, function and its challenges along the way. Screenings were backed up with question and answer sessions, fostering a growing

Increasing Accountability to Improve Outcomes

2020-05-16T08:23:47+00:00May 4th, 2017|Honeyguide News, Management & Governance, News|

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) conserve the wilderness, protect the habitat, and promote sustainable economic development that minimizes its impact on local ecosystems. With such ambitious objectives, it’s no surprise that a diversity of professional expertise is required. Accounting, however, probably isn’t the first discipline that springs to mind. Samuel Saruni Mollel. Photo courtesy of

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