Updates from the Field

A Look at 2017

What a year it was for the Grumeti Fund! With the generous support of many donors and partners the team on the ground was able to implement an array of projects and programs to increase the impact of our conservation and community work.  Here are...

Girl Power + Giving Tuesday = Positive Change

This week the Grumeti Fund hosted a series of women’s and girl’s empowerment sessions.  Over the three days 700 girls and women joined together to hear about topics ranging from the importance of confidence and career development to menstrual health and female genital mutilation (FGM)....

An Elephant’s Rescue

  This past week the Grumeti Fund in partnership with the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), saved an elephant’s life. On October 12th, a bull elephant was seen with a grotesquely swollen front-right leg and a badly slashed trunk.  He was hobbling on three legs between water...

Introducing the Grumeti Fund Canine Unit

They have arrived! The dogs, Tony, Popo, DJ and Radar were warmly welcomed to their new home.  Although they have already undergone quite the journey from Washington DC to the Serengeti, Tanzania, their story is just beginning. Having been rescued from dog shelters in the...

The Woman Behind Grumeti Fund’s Anti-Poaching Efforts

Alina Peter is the woman responsible for operating the Grumeti Fund's new Domain Awareness System. Having recently joined the team after completing her MBA in Information Technology Management from the University of Coventry, Alina has taken on her role as Operations Room Coordinator with determination....

World Ranger Day

The Grumeti Fund has 115 dedicated game scouts, working across the 350,000 acres where they are based out of 12 scout camps and 12 observation posts. The scouts are out on patrol and ambush day and night, putting their lives on the line to protect...

Safeguarding the Livelihoods of People and Wildlife

Human wildlife conflict occurs where people and wildlife live in close proximity to one another.  This interface is often negative. Conflict typically results in the destruction of crops or the killing of livestock with retribution killings and the destruction of wildlife a frequent consequence.  To...

Protecting the Migration

There is no other place in the world that hosts a land-mammal migration as numerous as the Serengeti-Mara wildebeest migration…an inexplicable event until you experience it in person. This year the wildebeest flooded into Singita Grumeti on the afternoon of May 21st.   Each year when...

The Wildlife Protector

We are delighted to share this video of the Grumeti Fund, created by Black Bean Productions.  We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the world of wildlife conservation and the day to day operations of the courageous scouts protecting this iconic area.   You can be a part...

Language Camp at Singita Grumeti

During the month of June, the Grumeti Fund hosted 90 children at an English immersion camp held at the Environmental Education Center.  Through a collaboration with language experts from Concordia Language Villages and Concordia College, third and fifth grade students attended the camp while their local schools were on break. The camp was...

Managing Human-Wildlife Conflict

by Dr. Kristen Denninger Snyder  At Singita Grumeti, the return of elephants and lions in large numbers to the reserve has been a very welcome indicator of the success of management efforts, but also means that interactions between wildlife and the growing communities along the reserve boundary are...

Scouts Receive Advanced Medical Training

The safety of the Grumeti Fund scouts is of utmost importance.  The 110 scouts working here put their lives on the line every day.  During their daily patrols it is very possible that they may come into conflict with poachers, who may be carrying anything...

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