In the 90’s the Tanzanian government piloted Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) as a national policy framework for community-based conservation. To date, not one of the more than 20 WMAs across Tanzania has generated enough funds to cover management and wildlife protection costs.
For the last decade, Honeyguide has played a vital role in developing successful models of community-based conservation in Tanzania. Since Honeyguide started working, not a single elephant has been killed for its tusks within Honeyguide’s priority sites and crop damage has reduced by 70%.
Our major goal in the next 5 years is to achieve ecological viability and financial independence for our priority sites by 2021 and establish them as strong models of Tanzanian community-based conservation.
Honeyguide understands that delivering this overarching goal will require significant investment in its own institutional strengthening and will dedicate resources and funding over the next five years to building the capacity of its team, diversifying funding streams and solidifying its internal systems.
Read our strategic plan for 2017- 2021 where we cover our strategy, vision and mission for a Tanzania whose community and wildlife coexist peacefully.