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
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
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.
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
We are very proud to announce that last night in London, Big Life's co-founder and Director of Operations in Africa, Richard Bonham, was awarded The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa at the Tusk Conservation Awards. A lifetime achievement award, it recognises outstanding dedication and exceptional contributions to conservation in Africa. Honeyguide manages Big Life projects in Tanzania.
Call him Lomunyack. He’s only four months old, but he already stands over three feet tall and weighs nearly 100 kilograms. He also has a set of conical pre-adolescent horns jutting out from behind his forehead and a series of dashing white stripes down the side of his body. Lomunyack happens to be a young
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
Africa Safari 3D, a film produced in Botswana, Nambia, Zambia and Tanzania have donated a new wing for the Microlight. The end of the film was shot in Enduimet with Kilimanjaro as the back drop. The microlight is used for both anti-poaching patrols from the air and also as a general management tool to see and understand changes
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
Honeyguide present at the 2011 International joint meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation & Africa Section of the Society for Conservation Biology. The Importance of Tourism to Community Conservation was the topic that was presented by Damian Bell in the group that addressed Community-based conservation and development; What is working and Why. This was