Updates from the Field

The Dedication of the Grumeti Fund Scouts

Strategic | Committed | Organized | Unyielding | Trained It’s 3:00am and Kabichi, the Senior Regional Leader for Anti-Poaching’s Special Operations Group, hears his call sign crackle over the digital radio next to his bed.  A covert camera placed along the protected area boundary has just snapped

Success through the Grumeti Fund’s Enterprise Development Program

Written by Frank Damson - Enterprise Development Program Officer  It's not uncommon to hear about entrepreneurs who used the wealth they made from a previous endeavor to build a thriving new startup, or about seasoned business owners who took over a decades-old franchise and transformed it into something

A Focus on Training

For the past few months there has been a strong focus on education and training to ensure the sustainability of many Grumeti Fund projects currently underway. Whether people are executing a project or are the subject of a project, training and education are key factors.

Elephant Collaring – Phase One

  The Grumeti Fund, in partnership with Singita, is excited to offer unique opportunities for like-minded philanthropists to join us on the ground as we implement key conservation and community development projects.  To kick off, in February and March this year, we opened our doors to

Teacher Training Program

An excerpt from Patricia Thornton’s WorldView Blog Karibu is Kiswahili for “welcome,” and it may as well be the national word of Tanzania. I learned a lot about Tanzania’s welcoming spirit during my two weeks of teaching language methodologies on the Serengeti plain. In Tanzania, secondary

Wild Dog Report

In recent years there has been a wild dog re-introduction program taking place within the greater Serengeti ecosystem.  Under the direction of the Tanzanian Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), this endangered carnivore has been returned to the Serengeti national park and surrounding game reserves, whilst simultaneously

Women’s Day

On this International Women’s Day we are celebrating the women who work for the Grumeti Fund.  A team of women from various backgrounds and of different ages and determinations who play an integral role in the organization's success.  These women are extremely dedicated to the

World Wildlife Day

On this World Wildlife Day we are celebrating the successful completion of phase one of our elephant collaring program!  This past week we collared 12 elephants in the Grumeti concession - a combination of six cows and six bulls from various family groups and bachelor


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