Wildlife is under constant threat of poaching for commercial bushmeat and illegal trade of ivory. We support Grumeti Fund’s anti-poaching efforts to curb the ever growing pressure on the Grumeti Concessions and wildlife populations.
The Grumeti Fund (GF) has established a dedicated anti-poaching unit to combat this poaching threat and to drive wildlife and elephant conservation in Africa. The anti-poaching unit combines cutting-edge technology with well-trained boots on the ground for maximum coverage of the reserve.
12 permanent scout patrol camps and a network of high-lying observation posts situated in strategic viewpoints throughout the concessions are manned around the clock by highly trained game scouts.
The anti-poaching unit is backed by cutting-edge technology with a state-of-the-art digital radio network and accompanying law enforcement database. Run from a highly sophisticated control room on the concession, this technology is used to ensure that the anti-poaching unit is deployed efficiently and effectively making the most impact in conserving the resident wildlife populations.
Funds raised by the ACCF enable the continued conservation initiatives of the anti-poaching unit.
The GF employs a team of 100 anti-poaching game scouts tasked with the important job of protecting African wildlife. Stationed across the 350,000-acre reserve, these scouts are responsible for protecting the African wildlife and flora that have rebounded over the past 15 years in this critical area of the western Serengeti.
Of the 100 strong force of anti-poaching game scouts, 18 individuals have been identified to join an elite special operations anti-poaching unit. These game scouts have proven themselves to be the best of the best: men with absolute integrity and the highest work ethic.
The GF anti-poaching and law enforcement department makes use of several types of innovative anti-poaching technology to proactively prevent poaching events. Using innovative technology gives the anti-poaching game scouts an edge when patrolling the region.
Anti-poaching efforts for the Grumeti Fund have been escalated by the establishment of an anti-poaching Joint Intelligence Unit – a collaboration between the Grumeti Fund Law Enforcement Department and the Tanzanian Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA).