Dedicated research and concerted effort to rehabilitate the environmentRestoring Natural Ecosystems
Biodiversity at Singita
Rescue Dogs Helping the Fight Against PoachingSingita Grumeti Fund Canine Unit
Dedicated research and concerted effort to rehabilitate the environmentRestoring Natural Ecosystems
Biodiversity at Singita
Biodiversity

Our conservation partners strive to restore, enhance and protect the biodiversity of the ecosystems under our stewardship to ensure they are functioning as close as possible to their natural, undisturbed state.

Biodiversity is the sum of all plant and animal life in a given geographical area, such as a reserve, a country or a continent. Efforts to enhance biodiversity are organised into three clear focus areas: reserve integrity, ecosystem integrity, and external influencers.

To ensure that management decisions are based on the best available information, a comprehensive programme of research and monitoring supports all three of these focus areas.

Our approach to Biodiversity
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Reserve Integrity

Securing the environment

In a world where humans are continuously, often destructively, modifying natural habitat to support the growing population, protected wilderness areas are critically important for biodiversity conservation.

Ecosystem Integrity

Stepping into the reserve

Our conservation teams work to manage the land, the fauna and the flora so that they resemble their original, undisturbed state as closely as possible. 

External Influencers

Driving positive change

As a responsible conservation company we aim to use the strength of our brand and our access to globally influential people, to make a positive impact on these big, complex issues that currently threaten our natural heritage. 

Discover more about our Biodiversity Projects
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  • Tanzania
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Kruger National Park - South AfricaAnti-poaching Canine Unit Sabi Sand

Since showing up on the radar in 2008, the current rhino poaching crisis has continued to escalate, becoming one of the most pressing conservation issues of the 21st century. At Singita, we believe that resolving this enigmatic challenge requires a tiered approach. In the long-term, reduced demand for rhino horn is essential to the ultimate…

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Serengeti - TanzaniaWildlife Reintroduction

The Singita Grumeti Fund has been instrumental in funding, translocating and reintroducing a number of endangered and locally extinct wildlife species to both Grumeti and the wider Serengeti ecosystem. The Grumeti Black Rhino project is projected to be a flagship conservation initiative in the region.  The Singita Grumeti Fund is exploring different avenues to acquire…

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Serengeti - TanzaniaSingita Grumeti Fund Anti-Poaching Unit

The vast majority of poaching incidents at Singita Grumeti involves commercial bush-meat poaching, however, elephant poaching for ivory is a constant and increasing concern.  The Singita Grumeti Fund combines cutting-edge technology with boots on the ground to combat this dual-poaching threat.  We have established 12 permanent scout patrol camps and a network of high-lying observation…

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Kruger National Park - South AfricaAnti-poaching Technology

The current escalated levels of desire for high-value wildlife products such as rhino horn, elephant ivory, lion bone and pangolin scales has driven the illegal hunting of these and other species to levels not seen in decades. At the same time, the demand for protein to feed Africa’s burgeoning human population is driving an ever-growing…

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Kruger National Park - South AfricaBlack Rhino Guardianship Programme

The Kruger National Park is a global stronghold for the critically-endangered black rhino and the protection of this population is essential to the future survival of the species. However, following the poaching surge that began in 2008, numbers of black rhino in the park declined dramatically. To halt and reverse this trend, greater understanding of…

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Sabi Sand - South AfricaFurs for Life

Surprisingly to many, leopards are one of the most intensively persecuted wild cats in the world. Across southern Africa, large numbers of leopards are poached for their skins, some of which are used for ceremonial and religious dress by the rapidly expanding Nazareth Baptist (Shembe) Church.   Data collected by scientists from Panthera, the world’s…

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Serengeti - TanzaniaSingita Grumeti Fund Canine Unit

Protecting the western corridor of the Serengeti from the threat of illegal hunting is a critical part of the Singita Grumeti Fund’s role as custodian of this fragile ecosystem. Having worked to overcome the erstwhile neglect of this region and the subsequent environmental crisis, the now flourishing landscape and its abundant wildlife population remain at…

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Pamushana - ZimbabweRhino Conservation

Under the constant watchful eye of Malilangwe’s anti-poaching team populations of both black and white rhino species have grown significantly over the last 18 years.

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Sabi Sand - South AfricaLeopard Research

Leopards are one of the most adaptable and resilient of the world’s large carnivores, and as a result, it is often assumed that the conservation status of the species is secure. However, like many other species, illegal hunting, habitat loss and the bushmeat trade are having a negative impact on leopard numbers. In recent years…

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Kruger National Park - South AfricaAnti-poaching Canine Unit Sabi Sand

Since showing up on the radar in 2008, the current rhino poaching crisis has continued to escalate, becoming one of the most pressing conservation issues of the 21st century. At Singita, we believe that resolving this enigmatic challenge requires a tiered approach. In the long-term, reduced demand for rhino horn is essential to the ultimate…

Read more
Serengeti - TanzaniaWildlife Reintroduction

The Singita Grumeti Fund has been instrumental in funding, translocating and reintroducing a number of endangered and locally extinct wildlife species to both Grumeti and the wider Serengeti ecosystem. The Grumeti Black Rhino project is projected to be a flagship conservation initiative in the region.  The Singita Grumeti Fund is exploring different avenues to acquire…

Read more
Serengeti - TanzaniaSingita Grumeti Fund Anti-Poaching Unit

The vast majority of poaching incidents at Singita Grumeti involves commercial bush-meat poaching, however, elephant poaching for ivory is a constant and increasing concern.  The Singita Grumeti Fund combines cutting-edge technology with boots on the ground to combat this dual-poaching threat.  We have established 12 permanent scout patrol camps and a network of high-lying observation…

Read more
Kruger National Park - South AfricaAnti-poaching Technology

The current escalated levels of desire for high-value wildlife products such as rhino horn, elephant ivory, lion bone and pangolin scales has driven the illegal hunting of these and other species to levels not seen in decades. At the same time, the demand for protein to feed Africa’s burgeoning human population is driving an ever-growing…

Read more
Kruger National Park - South AfricaBlack Rhino Guardianship Programme

The Kruger National Park is a global stronghold for the critically-endangered black rhino and the protection of this population is essential to the future survival of the species. However, following the poaching surge that began in 2008, numbers of black rhino in the park declined dramatically. To halt and reverse this trend, greater understanding of…

Read more
Sabi Sand - South AfricaFurs for Life

Surprisingly to many, leopards are one of the most intensively persecuted wild cats in the world. Across southern Africa, large numbers of leopards are poached for their skins, some of which are used for ceremonial and religious dress by the rapidly expanding Nazareth Baptist (Shembe) Church.   Data collected by scientists from Panthera, the world’s…

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Singita Grumeti Fund Canine UnitRescue dogs helping the fight against poaching.

In days gone by, unspoiled wilderness on earth was found in abundance – but today it is rare, vulnerable and fragile and there is much to be done to protect these rapidly diminishing areas.

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Increase in the elephant population at Singita Grumeti, despite the Africa-wide poaching pandemic

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Successfully restored function to natural streams in Sabi Sand that hadn’t flowed in 30 years.

Conservation at Singita is supported by three pillars, namely Biodiversity, Community and Sustainability.
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Other Areas of Conservation
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Community
Community programmes assist communities to thrive economically and socially. Programmes have three main objectives: well-educated children; the development of small enterprises; and an improved awareness of conservation and sustainable daily living practices.Read more
Sustainability
At Singita, a sustainable world is one in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.Read more
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The success of our long-term conservation goal relies on revenue from our lodges and the generous support of donors.