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
POACHERS STRIKE WITH A SILENT WEAPON
It’s hard to hide a dead elephant. And it’s not common to have reason to, unless you’ve killed it of course. The poachers were professionals, they knew that the Big Life informer network would quickly report the telltale
13 December 2017
Big Life intelligence helped arrest 3 suspects with 2kg pangolin scales // Elephants raided 2 farms // Hyena killed 2 goats & 1 cow in 3 incidents // Cheetah killed 2 goats in 2 incidents // Jackal killed 2 goats in 2 incidents
12 December 2017
Elephant reported with spear wound, vet notified and elephant was treated, unfortunately the bull later died // Elephants raided 1 farm // Rangers moved elephants away from other farms // Lion killed 1 goat // Hyena killed 1 goat
11 December 2017
Elephants raided 2 farms // Rangers moved elephant away from other farms // Cheetah killed 4 goats in 4 incidents // Lion killed 2 cows in 1 incident // Hyena killed 6 goats in 2 incidents // Jackal killed 1 goat
10 December 2017
Elephants damaged crop-protection fence, community wire fence and thorn fence // Elephants raided 1 farm // Aardwolf killed by vehicle // Cheetah killed 1 goat // Lion killed 1 goat // Hyena killed 2 goats in 2 incidents
9 December 2017
Rangers moved elephants away from farms // Elephants damaged 2 fence posts // Lion killed 5 goats in 1 incident // Cheetah killed 2 goats in 2 incidents // Jackal killed 4 goats in 3 incidents