"Msichana hodari ninajitambua, ninajiamini nina ndoto kubwa. Msichana onesha uwezo wako." "A strong girl, I know myself, I believe in myself, I have big dreams. Girl, show your strength." This was the chorus of the weekend for Grumeti Fund's Community Outreach Program (COP) girls’ empowerment sessions. Over 1600 Secondary
In early September, nine critically endangered black rhinos were airlifted from South Africa on a Boeing 747 cargo plane, transferred to a massive C-130 Hercules waiting on an airstrip in Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region, and then flown to the westernmost part of Serengeti National Park. Read
In front of the Kitaboka Wagora building stands four 3-meters-tall poles full of snares. These are all the snares that the Grumeti Fund scouts have collected in and around the Grumeti concessions in 2019. Some of these snares were found set between trees in the
Out of control poaching in the Grumeti Reserve had decimated wildlife by the time the Grumeti Fund assumed management in 2003. Since then, careful management has ensured that populations of lion and elephant have at least quadrupled. Read the full article
Conservation is too soft a word to describe the measures being taken to address the crisis facing land and wildlife in Africa. But the Grumeti Fund is an example of best-in-class anti-poaching. This, coupled with large-scale systemic change, education, and community empowerment, is the one-two
Abstract: In the western Serengeti of Tanzania, African elephant Loxodonta africana populations are increasing, which is rare across the species’ range. Here, conservation objectives come into conflict with competing interests such as agriculture. Elephants regularly damage crops, which threatens livelihoods and undermines local support for conservation.
Abstract: Illegal activity within protected areas is a primary driver of species decline and threatens conservation efforts. In the western corridor of the Serengeti Ecosystem of northern Tanzania, the Grumeti and Ikorongo Game Reserves and Ikona Wildlife Management Area provide an important buffer between permanent settlements
As poaching becomes more militarised, the only solution is to use technology that poachers do not have. The collars transmit signals via a LoRa network – a long-range, low-power closed wireless platform that uses multiple frequencies and encrypted data so it’s difficult to hack. Read
But as Tanzanians join the world in marking the World Rhino Day this week, it’s comforting to note that a private conservation organization, Grumeti Fund, is working on the re-introduction of the Black rhino in Grumeti Reserve located in the western part of the world’s
In the United States, the Grumeti Fund is a fiscally-sponsored project of the African Community & Conservation Foundation, Inc. (“ACCF”), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax-deductible donations to ACCF are granted to the Grumeti Fund to support our work.