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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

Baby Wildebeest Saved from the Muck

2021-05-21T11:40:12+00:00September 18th, 2015|Community News, Honeyguide News, Human-Wildlife Conflict Prevention, Other News|

Neck-deep in water and sludge, the baby wildebeest could only wait to die. On September 8, she had fallen into the Ol Joro Dam, nothing more than a tiny waterhole, but could not climb out. Fortunately, community members discovered her mucky situation and notified rangers nearby at Manyara Ranch. A whole host of community members

Kilimanjaro Foot Patrol Reports for Duty

2020-05-16T08:23:18+00:00August 28th, 2015|Community News, Honeyguide News, Other News, Wildlife Protection|

They trek through Kilimanjaro’s forests and the thick bush of the surrounding savannah. They trek if it is raining. They trek in the scorching heat. They trek so that they might find and capture poachers and other criminals. They are the hardy Kilimanjaro Foot Patrol Unit, a seven-ranger team that walks on regular patrols in

Tusks Recovered on Mount Kilimanjaro

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

Late one morning in July, two Honeyguide field officers trekked along the perimeter of the famed Kitenden Corridor, which runs down through the western foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. The officers, as led by Pascal Simon, had simply set out to collect data on crop damage caused by elephants among the farms that border the corridor.

Family of lions saved by airborne Coyote II

2020-05-16T08:23:18+00:00June 3rd, 2015|Community News, Honeyguide News, Human-Wildlife Conflict Prevention|

Photo Credit: Craig R. Sholley/ African Wildlife Foundation Running in a dead sprint and with spears raised, the warriors had closed within 100 meters of a lioness and her two cubs. The hunt had gone down a dry riverbed within Manyara Ranch. In minutes or less, the 40 or so young men could

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

Partnership Promises to Strengthen Conservation & Communities

2020-05-16T08:23:19+00:00February 13th, 2015|Honeyguide News, Management & Governance|

Honeyguide Foundation and the Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund (TPW) have launched a partnership to strengthen our joint community-based conservation initiatives across northern Tanzania. The long-term partnership will begin with joint programming for human-wildlife conflict (HWC) prevention and evolve into a comprehensive community-based conservation collaboration. “Conservation challenges are numerous across northern Tanzania,” said Dr. Laly

Orphaned Elephant Rescued for Christmas

2020-05-16T08:23:19+00:00December 22nd, 2014|Community News, Honeyguide News, Wildlife Protection|

  After a hard overnight rain, the orphaned baby elephant felt the chill of the pre-dawn darkness. Lost and alone, the tiny male pachyderm stood as easy prey for lions or other predators. Stray dogs had already started to harass him, biting and nipping at his legs and ankles. The newborn had wandered into Kakoi

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