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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

1226403

1790

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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IS THAT AN AK-47 OR ARE YOU JUST EXPECTING RAIN?

One word that galvanized the radio room into action… AK47. The report came from a community informer: two men entering the rhino area with the gun…

Radio Room

1 May 2015

Sick elephant reported, rangers searching for it // Lions broke into a boma killing 2 cows, community calm // Dead dikdik found, presumed natural death // Giraffe with leg wound seen

30 April 2015

Lions killed 3 lost cows // Dead gazelle found, suspected vehicle collision // search for 2 speared elephants continues

29 April 2015

Lion pride broke into 2 bomas, killing 3 goats

28 April 2015

2 arrested with marijuana // 1 arrested with illegal charcoal // 3 children reported missing, 1 found safe by rangers & community, other 2 swept away by floods, their bodies recovered for burial

27 April 2015

Search ongoing for 2 speared elephants, community meeting held regarding arrest of 2 additional suspects // lions broke into 2 separate bomas killing 1 cow and injuring another.

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