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What we do

Honeyguide runs community-based conservation initiatives across 1.3 million acres of wilderness in Tanzania. We empower communities to…  Protect wildlife and habitat. Prevent human-wildlife conflict. Improve the management of their natural resources. Develop new enterprises. Educate young people and adults. With such an integrated approach to locally led conservation, Honeyguide envisions a Tanzania in which communities and wildlife will benefit from each other’s existence and thrive for generations to come.

“We can benefit more from tourism and take the lead in conserving the lands around so we receive more benefits,”
– Lomoyani Simel, Honeyguide’s tourism officer.

Crop-Protection-Tab-photoIf communities no longer see wildlife as a threat to their livelihoods, due to a dramatic reduction in human-wildlife conflict through innovative participatory prevention methods, then they will make the first critical step in taking greater management over their natural resources.
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Anti-poaching-unit-Manyara Tab photoIf community-based wildlife and habitat protection efforts can be strengthened and scaled through training and data-driven, intelligence-led strategies of VGS teams, then wild animals and their habitats will have a much greater opportunity to thrive and overcome poaching and degradation threats.
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Governance-Tab-photoIf management and governance bodies in WMAs and related community areas can become transparent, accountable, professional, performance-driven, and sustainable, then communities themselves will take greater ownership in striving to ensure the success of community-based conservation programs.
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enterprise-Tab-photoIf communities not only receive greater benefits from tourism but also actually own and manage tourism camps and products and, additionally, enter into clear and transparent agreements with responsible tourism and hunting companies, then their livelihoods will be strengthened and complementary of wildlife conservation.
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Education-Tab-photoIf communities and young people have increased opportunities to receive education about environmental issues, then they will develop a deeper appreciation for conservation initiatives and also be more likely to participate in natural resource management.
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“We have saved more crops this year than any other. Farmers and communities become so much more supportive of conservation when you help protect their livelihoods.”
– Loiruk A. Mollel, a Honeyguide HWC field officer.

Honeyguide Project News

Mother and Baby Elephant Rescued after Being Trapped in a Mud Hole

July 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Mother and Baby Elephant Rescued after Being Trapped in a Mud Hole

  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

Educational Film Brings Awareness and Dialogue to WMA Communities

May 29th, 2017|0 Comments

A recent month-long film roadshow helped spread awareness and foster dialogue with Randilen Wildlife Management Area (WMA) communities in rural Tanzania. Locally-produced, and including influential community leaders, the film helped educate locals about Randilen WMA’s

Increasing Accountability to Improve Outcomes

May 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) conserve the wilderness, protect the habitat, and promote sustainable economic development that minimizes its impact on local ecosystems. With such ambitious objectives, it’s no surprise that a diversity of professional expertise is