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


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



Arrests since 2011


Poaching tools seized since 2011


Big Life Predator Compensation Fund Film (3 mins)


Big Life Endorsements


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!




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

KILLING WITH POISON (and what Big Life is doing to prevent it)

Pungent smoke fills the air, a sickly combination of burning flesh and kerosene. The rangers rake more wood over the nine vulture carcasses; all traces of the poison must be burnt. But the vultures weren’t the only casualties; the poison also struck its intended target...

Radio Room

28 July 2015

5 elephants killed in Tsavo National Park, investigation ongoing // 2 arrested for illegally grazing in the rhino area

27 July 2015

Elephant killed a goat

26 July 2015

Rangers found and removed 7 snares

25 July 2015

2 giraffe carcasses found, suspected poaching due to arrow wounds in their ribs

24 July 2015

1 arrested for illegally trespassing in Chyulu National Park

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