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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

1670897

2178

Arrests since 2011

3215

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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DO WE WANT ANOTHER ELEPHANT MASSACRE?

More than 100,000 elephants dead, and countless human lives lost. It’s been a long and bloody journey into a tunnel of darkness, but there is finally, POTENTIALLY, some light at the end of it. A recent Africa-wide survey showed expected

Radio Room

28 September 2016

KENYA: Rangers track suspects going into Chyulu National Park in search of sandal wood, 3 arrested // 1 water pump confiscated for illegal pumping from river // Elephants moved away from farms

26 September 2016

KENYA: Rangers arrest 1 suspect with 10kgs ivory

25 September 2016

KENYA: Rangers moved elephants, zebra, and gazelles out of farms

24 September 2016

KENYA: Vehicle reported stolen // Elephants raided 1 farm

23 September 2016

KENYA: 3 boys reported to be lost, rangers assisted the community to find them // An adult elephant unable to keep up with its herd reported, being monitored by rangers // Elephants moved away from farms

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