Updates from the Field

Eric Settles In As We Celebrate World Rhino Day

Eleven days after his epic journey across the world, Eric is doing extremely well.  Relaxed and more and more at ease in his new surroundings, Eric is transitioning really well from his zoo based diet to indigenous browse and even learning how to eat thorns

Grumeti Fund Brings San Diego Zoo Rhino to the Western Serengeti

In an effort to save a critically endangered species from extinction, the Grumeti Fund has successfully completed the first phase of a far-sighted Black Rhino Expansion Project with an eight-year old eastern black rhino male safely translocated from San Diego Zoo to the Serengeti. Grumeti Fund

Grass Roots Education

I just finished an amazing stay in the Serengeti of Tanzania. I’ve been here for 6 weeks, involved in 2 different projects that are community outreach programs of the Grumeti Fund. Grumeti combines conservation, sustainable tourism, and community outreach. I worked on two projects: Language Immersion

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