Eco-friendly Furniture at RISE

When we were imagining how a facility - meant to promote cutting edge conservation research and address complex conservation challenges affecting the Serengeti ecosystem - ought to be, we knew that earth-conscious design was the way to go. So, in June 2020, when we completed

Securing the western Serengeti

While the impact of this global pandemic has considerably disrupted human lives, the ebbs and flows of the natural world remain constant. And so, our work of protecting these 350,000 acres of the western Serengeti continues.  In fact, with a decline in economic activities in

Running a Rural Enterprise During a Pandemic

Serengeti, home of the world’s greatest migration, also boasts an ideal climate, excellent soil for agriculture and growing economic opportunities. Despite these advantages, many of its residents live in extreme poverty. Amos Masana Matiko used to be one of these individuals –living on less than

Learning Remotely During These Challenging Times

The Grumeti Fund through our community outreach program continues to successfully enhance the quality of education provided to the youth from local communities. Our hope is that we’ll equip them with knowledge, values, and skills they’ll use to pursue rewarding careers. Despite the challenging circumstances

The Year Ahead

Tackling and solving the concurrent challenges of rural poverty and ecosystem degradation is an extremely difficult undertaking. News outlets, social media platforms, thought leaders and politicians all talk about the importance of protecting our natural world and uplifting rural populations from poverty.  These promising-sounding words emanate

CNN Inside Africa

The Serengeti Girls Run is a three day, 63 km, all-women endurance run through Tanzania's Serengeti. Navigating through iconic wilderness and wildlife, we follow 14 women from across the world as they race for a local cause -- the empowerment of women. Watch the full

CNN African Voices Changemakers

For over 20 years, Laurian Lamatus has been educating the youth and communities across Tanzania about the value of the Serengeti's diverse ecosystem. Watch the full episode

On Imparting Environmental Awareness to Youth

Since its inception in 2009, the Grumeti Fund Environmental Education Center (EEC) has seen over 5,000 students and teachers come through its open-air classroom.  One extraordinary man, Laurian Lamatus, has run this center with unwavering enthusiasm – for the environment, for girl’s empowerment, for changing

Have you ever seen an elephant cry?

A call comes in. An 18-month-old elephant calf has a snare caught on her leg. We run to the rescue as fast as we can and the vet quickly tranquilizes her so that we can proceed to remove the wire trap. Despite our good intentions,

                  

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