Updates from the Field

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

Women in the Field

November marked the beginning of our first Women in the Field (WIF) program. This three-week program is an initiative of the Grumeti Fund’s Research and Innovation for the Serengeti Ecosystem (RISE). The program aims to support Tanzanian women with an interest in the conservation sector

Rhinos Released

We are excited to share with you that the remaining rhino, who were being cared for in enclosures since their arrival from South Africa in September, are now roaming freely! Over the last two days the six critically endangered eastern black rhino, which include four

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,