Wildlife Protection

New Recruits join the Serengeti K9 Unit

2020-10-07T14:04:26+00:00August 10th, 2020|Wildlife Protection|

The chase was on. The Serengeti canine (K9) unit was hot on the track of another poacher. Emmanuel Issak , lead handler of the K9 unit, was still a little anxious, as he had only recently received the unit’s new dogs from our partners, the African Wildlife Foundation. He not only wanted to see how

Pangolin Saved From Unwanted Journey to China.

2020-10-07T14:04:16+00:00August 10th, 2020|Management & Governance, Wildlife Protection|

Maasai believe you will be blessed with a long life if you are lucky enough to see a pangolin. This extraordinary creature—the only mammal covered with scales—is one of the most sought-after items in illicit wildlife trafficking. Recently, rangers in Makame recovered a pangolin, which was destined to be trafficked, from an unpleasant demise. Upon

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

Lion Cub Rescue

2020-05-16T08:23:47+00:00March 27th, 2017|Honeyguide News, News, Wildlife Protection|

‘Let nature take its course’ an English phrase simply meaning let there be no human intervention. This was about to happen to a lone lion cub named Kali when her pride fed on a buffalo, and she accidentally found herself trapped under the carcass.  After an exhausting five-hour ordeal, a Honeyguide and partners rescue gave

Pitiless poachers leave baby elephant orphaned and alone

2020-05-16T08:23:47+00:00November 18th, 2016|Honeyguide News, News, Wildlife Protection|

On Thursday 16th of October Athuman Mohamed Honeyguide’s Operation Commander, received a phone call from a Tingatinga community member. They said that there was a baby elephant found wandering alone in Mabona. Immediately and without wasting any time the Enduimet mobile unit went to the scene to confirm the story and find out what had

Poacher jailed for owning jumbo carcass, ivory

2020-05-16T08:23:47+00:00October 7th, 2016|Community News, News, Wildlife Protection|

A man who was facing charges of possessing a jumbo carcass and owning an elephant ivory has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for each of the two offences.   Lobulu Mapengo, who was arrested last year at Mto-wa-Mbu ward, Monduli District, appeared in court for the first time in August 2015. He was caught

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

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