Elephants Walking Through Grass, Amboseli 2008. Leading Matriarch Killed By Poachers, 2009
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.
by Big Life Rangers
Arrests since 2011
Poaching tools seized since 2011
...will pay for the salary and upkeep of one ranger for one month.
...will keep the Super Cub plane in Kenya in the air for one hour of aerial monitoring.
...will equip and replace equipment for a ranger for one year.
...will purchase a camera trap in the rhino habitat area.
...will purchase a hand-held Radio for rangers
...will cover fuel costs on one vehicle for one month.
...will cover the costs of the informer network for one month in both countries.
...will pay for a set of Night Vision Surveillance equipment.
...will pay for one month of both tracker dog units in Kenya and Tanzania.
...will pay for one lightweight mobile camping unit.
...will cover the cost of a new anti-poaching vehicle.
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...
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.
NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR BIG LIFE FOUNDATION
BIG LIFE FOUNDATION is pleased to welcome Kim McCoy as its new Executive Director. "Everyone at Big Life is thrilled to have Kim come on board as our Executive Director," said Nick Brandt, Co-Founder and President of Big Life. "We are so impressed
2014: THE YEAR OF COUNTING (LIVE) ELEPHANTS: BIG LIFE END-OF-YEAR FUND DRIVE
As the rest of the world continues to count dead elephants, here in Amboseli we're doing something much more gratifying…
BIG LIFE'S RICHARD BONHAM RECEIVES PRINCE WILLIAM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONSERVATION
On November 26 2014 in London, Big Life's co-founder and Director of Operations in Africa, Richard Bonham, was awarded The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa at the Tusk Conservation Awards...
PREDATOR COMPENSATION: THE PROOF IS IN THE (LION) PRIDE
In 2013, we posted the top photo and shared our excitement at the “coming out” of 4 new lion cubs. Under our protection, these cubs have managed to defy all odds and survive those early years when mortality rates can be as high as 75%…
2 March 2015
Mentally ill person lost & found // Lion killed a cow and goat in separate incidents
1 March 2015
2 arrested for habitat destruction, charcoal makers // lion killed 3 cows in separate incidents
27 February 2015
Pride of lion killed 1 cow
25 February 2015
4 arrested for illegally digging minerals // 3 arrested for marijuana possession
24 February 2015
Lions killed 6 goats // one arrested for growing marijuana