Elephants Walking Through Grass, Amboseli 2008. Leading Matriarch Killed By Poachers, 2009, ©Nick Brandt
Big Life Rangers with tusks killed at the hands of man, Amboseli 2011, ©Nick Brandt
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.
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...
It was a fight that went to the very end. Two warriors locked in battle, matching each other’s every move. This was the final sporting event of Big Life Foundation's Maasai Olympics - lead sponsored by National Geographic and major sponsored
NEW DESIGN - Big Life Merchandise Available for Limited Time
Big Life’s rangers are known for protecting elephants and rhinos. But our programs in Kenya extend beyond anti-poaching. We’ve partnered with FLOAT to feature one of the other iconic species that live, and thrive, in our area
JUSTICE SERVED – MORE PROSECUTORS MEANS MORE CONVICTIONS
Last week, it was announced that Kenya will be increasing the number of wildlife prosecutors to help convict criminals. At the moment, there are only two such prosecutors responsible for overseeing wildlife crimes in the whole country
AN UPDATE FROM OUR DIRECTOR (Q3 2017)
The end of the dry season is always a tense time for both people and wildlife, everything is in short supply, which manifests itself in many different ways. Hungry wildlife push the boundaries leaving safe areas in search of fodder, and worse,
18 November 2017
Elephant calf carcass found, cause of death suspected drought // Elephants raided 1 farm // Rangers moved elephants away from other farms // Hyena killed 6 goats and 3 cows in 7 incidents // Cheetah killed 1 goat // Jackal killed 1 goat
17 November 2017
Rangers confirmed KWS took ivory from elephant carcass reported on 16th // Elephants raided 2 farms // Elephants moved away from other farms before causing damage // Caracal killed 1 cow // Hyena killed 4 goats inside a boma
16 November 2017
Elephant carcass found, ivory missing, rangers investigating // Bushbuck killed by domestic dogs // Elephants raided 2 farms // Rangers moved elephants away from other farms // Hyena killed 4 goats and 1 cow in 4 incidents // Jackal killed 1 goat
15 November 2017
Dying elephant with sub-adult calf reported, rangers responded, the female was dead , ivory removed & rangers monitoring calf // Cows moved from no-grazing zone // Eland and giraffe carcass found, cause of death unknown, suspected natural // Elephants raided 1 farm // Rangers moved elephants away from other farms // Hyena killed 4 goats and 2 cows in 6 incidents // Cheetah killed 2 goats in 2 incidents // Jackal killed 2 goats in 2 incidents
14 November 2017
Rangers moved an elephant off a road it was blocking // Elephants moved away from farms // Lions killed 1 cow and 1 goat in 2 incidents // Hyena killed 4 cows and 1 donkey in 3 incidents // Cheetah killed 1 cow and 1 goat in 2 incidents