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

A guide on how to get an elephant out of a mud pit

2022-05-04T16:17:38+00:00May 4th, 2022|Human-Wildlife Conflict Prevention, News, Wildlife Protection|

Late one night last week, the Makame Rangers were alerted by a member of the local community about an elephant that was stuck deep in a waterhole. The rangers found a young bull elephant stuck knee-deep in a pit of mud soup that could not climb out because it was so slippery and the banks

Once upon a time there was a buffalo rescue

2021-11-30T19:22:11+00:00November 9th, 2021|Human-Wildlife Conflict Prevention, Management & Governance, News|

  Where would you like to see wildlife in Africa in thirty or fifty-plus years' time? Will our grandchildren listen to ‘once upon a time’ stories when wildlife roamed the vast plains of Africa or will we leave them the opportunity to experience it, have the ability for their soul to speak to, and touch

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

It’s a close call for elephant and man

2021-04-24T05:31:48+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Human-Wildlife Conflict Prevention, News|

In December 2020 a village member called Mjomba Soinge was herding his livestock home when he came across an elephant, it chased him and unfortunately caught up with him and trampled him. He survived. He was rushed to hospital and admitted with a potential medical bill of around $2000. Randilen Wildlife Management Area swiftly responded

Building Better Leaders with Honeyguide

2020-05-16T08:23:46+00:00January 4th, 2020|Management & Governance, News|

  Transparent governance and professional management are essential elements of well-run wildlife management areas (WMAs) and similar community-based conservation bodies. Recognizing this, Honeyguide dedicates significant time and effort to building effective management and governance teams in the WMAs in which we work. In partnership with the Nature Conservancy and with funding from USAID, Honeyguide held

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

Saving Elephants, Simple Solutions

2020-05-16T08:23:46+00:00December 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

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