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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 was co-founded by photographer Nick Brandt and award-winning conservationist Richard Bonham in September 2010.

Since its inception, Big Life has expanded to employ hundreds of Maasai rangers—with more than 40 permanent outposts and tent-based field units, 13 vehicles, tracker dogs, and aerial surveillance—protecting 2 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa.

Big Life was the first organization in East Africa to establish coordinated cross-border anti-poaching operations.

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Number of kilometers patrolled
by Big Life Rangers

1513974

2075

Arrests since 2011

3093

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

 

Join the Ranger Club, our monthly giving program, at a level appropriate for you, and become a part of our community.  Your generosity will help to fund our programs throughout the year, including the seemingly never-ending work of our rangers. By joining, you support more than just our rangers, who work tirelessly to protect elephants, rhinos, lions and other animals from poaching and retaliatory killing due to human-wildlife conflict. 

Learn more, and sign up to join the Ranger Club today.

 

A YEAR OF TWO OLYMPICS

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As athletes across the world start to finalise their preparations for the Rio Olympics later this year, another set of athletes is preparing for a very different Olympics…the Maasai Olympics.

2014 Film: Big Life in Action (6 mins)

 

Big Life News

Bush Journal

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BABY ELEPHANT RESCUED AFTER MUDDY ESCAPE

The rains bring life to Amboseli, but they also turn it into a network of muddy boobytraps. Constant churning by wildlife and livestock turns shallow pans and waterholes into slippery quagmires, and one of these nearly cost a baby elephant his life over the weekend.

Radio Room

1 May 2016

KENYA: Lion injured 1 shoat and killed another inside a boma // Elephants destroyed 12 farms, rangers moved other elephants away from farms

30 April 2016

KENYA: 1 suspect arrested for habitat destruction with 286 kg sandalwood & 398 wooden spoons // Elephants destroyed 4 farms and were moved off by rangers

29 April 2016

KENYA: Rangers find 1 tusk previously hidden in the bush // Big Life informer helps arrest 4 suspects with 50 kgs ivory // 2 farms destroyed by elephants

28 April 2016

KENYA: Baby elephant reported alone, rangers unsuccessfully searched for it // Removed cows illegally grazing // Elephant moved away from farms

27 April 2016

KENYA: Lion killed 2 cows and injured 1 in 2 separate incidents

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