Team WCS is in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, working with the Wildlife Conservation Society to help promote conservation through beekeeping initiatives.
Many rural villages, located along the borders of Mt. Rungwe Nature Reserve, had previously earned income by exploiting the resources of the reserve (timber, in particular). By helping these villages create a sustainable honey production business, WCS hopes to provide an alternate source of income for the beekeepers and promote conservation of the nature reserve.
This is where the Haas IBD team comes in: evaluating the current honey operations and helping WCS create a sustainable business model.