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Elephants Walking Through Grass, Amboseli 2008. Leading Matriarch Killed By Poachers, 2009

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Big Life Rangers with tusks killed at the hands of man, Amboseli 2011

WELCOME TO BIG LIFE FOUNDATION

Big Life Foundation was founded by photographer Nick Brandt & award winning conservationist Richard Bonham in September 2010.

With Richard Bonham as Director of Operations for Big Life in Africa, and Project Manager Damian Bell in Tanzania, Big Life has now expanded to employ 315 rangers, with 31 outposts and 15 vehicles protecting 2 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem of E. Africa.

Big Life was the first organization in East Africa with co-ordinated cross-border anti-poaching operations. 

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Number of kilometers patrolled
by Big Life Rangers

1287007

1862

Arrests since 2011

3012

Poaching tools seized since 2011

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Big Life Predator Compensation Fund Film (3 mins)

 

Big Life Endorsements

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We are very honored that two legends of the African conservation community, Iain Douglas-Hamilton and Cynthia Moss, have endorsed the work that Big Life is doing in the Amboseli ecosystem...

NEW! Big Life Launches Ranger Club

 
If you believe in what Big Life is doing, we would like to invite you to directly support the work of our rangers. We have formed the Big Life Ranger Club - a group of individuals from around the world who care about the future of African wildlife, and want to do something about saving it. 
 
Double The Impact!!  Big Life is trying to reach 200 Ranger Club members in the next 90 days, which is being matched by $50,000 from a generous Big Life supporter. 
 
Join the Club today and effectively double your support for our rangers and wildlife!

 

WARRIORS DO BATTLE AT THE MAASAI OLYMPICS

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The chanting rippled through the early morning mist, a tangible vibration more than a sound. Maasai warriors preparing to clash, but on a sports field rather than a battleground.

2014 Film: Big Life in Action (6 mins)

 

Big Life News

Bush Journal

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NOT YOUR STANDARD DAY JOB

The front line of wildlife protection can be a dangerous place. From machete-wielding poachers to buffalos lurking in the thick bush, being a ranger is not for the faint-hearted.

Radio Room

28 June 2015

Cheetah killed 2 goats // Herd of eland destroyed 5 farms, rangers helped chase them away

27 June 2015

1 arrested with bush-meat (3 dik-dik) // rangers found car reported stolen from Nairobi

26 June 2015

2 snares recovered and destroyed

25 June 2015

High elephant conflict around farms, but rangers kept them from destroying crops

24 June 2015

Rangers found elephant with spear wound, called in KWS for treatment // High elephant conflict in farms

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