Updates from the Field

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,

Tuko Pamoja! We are together!

"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

A Year of Rhino

Two years ago, the Grumeti Fund made a commitment to bring black rhino back to the Serengeti ecosystem with the goal of bolstering the Tanzanian rhino population and stimulating the local gene pool. Shortly after the project began, we received a call from San Diego

Rhino Update

Eric was released into the larger Rhino Intensive Protection Zone nearly three months ago and he has been making great progress in his naturalization to the surrounding environment. We are now weeks away from cutting back on supplementary feeding in preparation for his and Laikipia’s

In Memory of Popo

This past week has been one of mixed emotions.  On a positive note, we received phenomenal news of the approval of CITES permits, allowing us to continue to with our far-sighted black rhino re-establishment project.  This confirms that there will be some exciting times ahead,

“When you empower a woman, you empower the world”

This past weekend the Grumeti Fund's Community Outreach Program  hosted two girls empowerment sessions.  Over 1,100 girls attended to learn about health (reproductive, STI's, menstruation), the importance of continuing education, how to be supportive of one another and career development.  At the session were several

Grumeti Fund Canine Unit Update

My name is Chris Aycock and I am the president of the American Society of Canine Trainers International.  We are an organization, which develops, reviews, and certifies canine programs across the globe.  While most of our certified programs do not specifically rely on myself for

Reflecting on the Serengeti Girls Run

It’s been exactly three months since we completed the Serengeti Girls Run.   The run itself was an incredible accomplishment – nine women from around the world ran 90kms over three days.  The wildlife that the women experienced was second to none – thousands of wildebeest,

Elephant Updates

Over the last several months across Africa there has been an increase in information and action with regard to ivory poaching.  Thanks to the Great Elephant Census, a program that counted elephants in 18 countries over two years, we have a much deeper understanding of

Paul G. Allen – A Conservation Visionary

Influenced by a myriad people, policies and organizations, wildlife conservation is complex and multi-faceted.  From the well-trained boots on the ground to the demand reduction initiatives in distant foreign markets, wildlife contraband continues to be a major global market – albeit an illegal one. Consequently,

Big Mammal Sightings Record Broken

Excerpts from a 24 hour adventure by Charles Foley, with Lara Foley and Brenden Simonson In September of this year we approached the management at Grumeti with an unusual request: would they be interested in supporting an attempt to break the Big Mammal Day world record in