Honeyguide took key steps towards enabling Randilen Wildlife Management Area (WMA), a key community-managed conservation site adjacent to Tarangire National Park, to become financially self-sufficient, as tourism income to the WMA increased by nearly 50%, earning over $200,000 for the WMA in 2018. Peer reviewed-research published in 2018 documented the more than doubling of the giraffe population in Randilen following WMA establishment.
The Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organisations (NACSO)
Reported total economic returns from community conservancies in Namibia of over $9 million, a 19% increase from the previous year.
Ujamaa Community Resource Team
Helped 9 communities in northern Tanzania’s savannah rangelands secure 241,163 hectares of key grazing area used by livestock and wildlife, creating connectivity between key areas and preventing fragmentation within this critical landscape.
Mwambao Coastal Community Network
Expanded community-managed fisheries closures – important for the recovery of fish and other species and ensuring a more sustainable fishery in the future – to a total of 3,969 hectares in Zanzibar and Pemba Island. This is a 51% increase from 2017.
Completed agreements with local communities to protect over 900,000 hectares established as Community Forest Management Areasin the Luangwa Valley, Zambia’s premier wildlife area.
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Witnessed the birth of 6 black rhinos in 2018, while zero rhinos were poached for the fifth consecutive year- adding to an overall population that makes up roughly 14% of all of Kenya’s rhinos.
The Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association
Helped about 13,600 individual landowners earn over $3.5 million from annual lease payments in joint venture conservancies. 17 conservancies now protect a total area of 142,000 hectares, roughly the same total area as the neighboring Maasai Mara National Reserve.
South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO)
Made significant progress on land use plans that are helping Maasai communities in the Loita hills secure over 210,000 hectares of communal forest and rangelands. Wildlife surveys in the Loita Forest documented an estimated 435 elephants using this important refuge and migration corridor.