Women in the Field

At Grumeti Fund we are firm believers that while it is imperative to have a realistic grip on the threats to conservation, it is just as important to identify and celebrate victories, small and large. In a year rife with challenges, hosting a session of

Black Rhino Calf is Born!

With less than 1,000 left in the world, eastern black rhino are critically endangered. Endemic to East Africa, their numbers dwindled as poaching for rhino horn surged in the 1970s and ’80s.  However, due to the work of a number of organizations, we are starting

A Virus of a Different Kind

Since his arrival, Eric, the bull rhino we translocated to the Grumeti Concessions in 2018, has been living in a 500-acre intensive protection zone (IPZ) for rhino, monitored and cared for by our conservation management team.  A couple of months ago Eric’s caretakers noticed that

Fellowship Awarded for Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation

Knowledge sharing is a huge focus for the Grumeti Fund.  Contributing to the larger conservation community when it comes to impact driven solutions on the ground is really important to the team. Learning from people and organizations around the world and to be advised on

Three women-led businesses supporting conservation

How can a hat, a painting and a shirt make a difference for conservation?  Check out these three women-led businesses that are donating a portion of their proceeds to the Grumeti Fund. Hilltop Hats Anne-Marie Walker has spent many years living and working in Tanzania.  Now, based

Responding to COVID-19

The Relationships department has taken on a new role with the arrival of COVID-19 - to help equip and prepare local communities for the possible spread.  Newly appointed Grumeti Fund Relationships Manager, David Mwakipisile, moved out of his house in the protected area and into the community

Art for Good

Over the last week we have seen an enormous amount of support from around the world and we are so appreciative of all the people who took part in the RISE Up challenge on Sunday. Beyond the overwhelming sense of community that was felt and

Field Ranger Training

An Update by Andrew Crichton from Veterans for Wildlife: We face uncertain times – there is no question of that. However, without sounding too cliched, in every challenge lies opportunity. Some things in our world will fundamentally change as a result of the current pandemic, but

In the Air

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their gruelling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles, on the infinite highway of

Equality in the western Serengeti

While we have not solved inequality and women around the world continue to suffer from marginalization – whether you are in Africa or America – we can see significant progress being made. We believe that here in the western Serengeti we are implementing and experiencing

A Rhino Love Story

It’s Valentine’s Day and the thing we are most in love with at the moment is a very sweet black rhino calf named Zaituni (Kiswahili for Olive).  Zaituni actually came to us in late November, after having been rescued by Tanzania National Parks, when she

Women in the Field

November marked the beginning of our first Women in the Field (WIF) program. This three-week program is an initiative of the Grumeti Fund’s Research and Innovation for the Serengeti Ecosystem (RISE). The program aims to support Tanzanian women with an interest in the conservation sector