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

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

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

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