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Data, Data… Action!

2020-05-16T08:22:46+00:00May 9th, 2014|Community News, Honeyguide News|

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 equids

Learn, Learn… Apply!

2020-05-16T08:22:46+00:00April 25th, 2014|Community News, Honeyguide News|

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, with

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

Jerry bit by snake, rescued by rangers

2020-05-16T08:22:47+00:00March 13th, 2014|Honeyguide News|

The strike happened so fast, the rangers didn’t even see it. Jerry had let out a yelp and began shaking his head in pain. After rushing to the super dog, Honeyguide’s head of the Dog Tracker Unit, Lembris Kephas, discovered what seemed to be snake fang marks just below Jerry’s left eye. Within minutes, the

Rocky & Jerry recover ivory after valiant search

2020-05-16T08:22:47+00:00February 21st, 2014|Honeyguide News|

For more than seven hours, Honeyguide’s wonder dogs followed the scent trail of the elephant poachers. Supported by a joint team of rangers, Rocky and Jerry tracked the poachers across the savannah, along steep ridges, and over hilly woodlands. It was Valentine’s Day, but a day filled more with heartbreak than happiness. Earlier in the

Community Informants Key in Poacher Arrest

2020-05-16T08:22:47+00:00February 1st, 2014|Honeyguide News|

Once again community informants assisted Honeyguide Foundation in an operation that led to the arrest of a poacher in Manyara Ranch. On the night of January 29, rangers responded to information about a poachers’ camp in the Esilalei area of Manyara Ranch. Sure enough, the Honeyguide-supported team discovered the camp and set an

Enduimet: Zero Elephants Poached in 2013

2020-05-16T08:22:47+00:00January 13th, 2014|Community News, Honeyguide News|

We’ve all heard the abhorred numbers. Up to 10,000 elephants poached for their ivory per year in Tanzania. Some 66% of the pachyderm population in the Selous Game Reserve decimated in the past 4 years. One elephant killed every 15 minutes. Here is one statistic that hasn’t been reported: zero. That’s the number of elephants

Making Spirits Bright… with Chili Bombs!

2020-05-16T08:22:47+00:00December 21st, 2013|Community News, Honeyguide News|

Take a condom, fill it with extra spicy chili powder, and cap it all off with a modified decibel-shattering firecracker. What do you have? The start of a wild Friday night? Allow Honeyguide to introduce you to the Chili Bomb, our own invention and the first line of defense against wayward elephants who invade farms

Elite Training Motivates Burunge WMA Rangers

2020-05-16T08:22:47+00:00December 13th, 2013|Community News, Honeyguide News|

The rangers of the Burunge Wildlife Management Area recently completed an eight-day elite training course to enhance their abilities to combat poaching in a critical wildlife corridor. Burunge has some 30 rangers, locally known as village game scouts, who protect 280 square kilometres of critical habitat between Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks. Many of

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