Big Life Foundation
WELCOME TO BIG LIFE FOUNDATION
Big Life was co-founded in September 2010 by photographer Nick Brandt, award-winning conservationist Richard Bonham, and entrepreneur Tom Hill.
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.
Click on Interactive Map to see Locations for, and links leading, to : Ranger Posts, Latest News, Schools, and Predator Compensation Hotspots. . .
OUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: BIG LIFE TO PROTECT KIMANA SANCTUARY
Sadly, elephants can’t own property. But they need a home too, and there are some places that they can’t afford to lose. The Kimana Sanctuary is one of the these. It is small but critical; 5,700 acres of land at the heart of
A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES
Blame it on Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm. In 1881, Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm decided who would get what in an East African land exchange. And so the border between English and German East Africa was adjusted accordingly. Queen
LOST AND FOUND: ONE BABY ELEPHANT
Sunset is a bad time to be on your own in Africa, more so if you are a baby elephant. The young female, not more than a couple of months old, was found by rangers wandering alone late in the afternoon. Not wanting to intervene, some of the ranger
THE RAINS RETURN
Something is wrong here. The smell of rotting flesh fills the air. Scavengers wander leisurely from one carcass to the next, spoilt for choice and with no need to fight over scraps. Humans are pretty good killers, but we’ve got nothing
Live Elephants Trump Trophies
This week, the Trump Administration announced that the “trophy” body parts of legally hunted elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia may be imported into the U.S., along with weakened protections for African lions. Allowing hunters
A SCALY SURPRISE
It was meant to be a bust, not a rescue mission. The dealer’s price was set high, but Big Life’s intelligence officers agreed to meet and negotiate. There was one pangolin for sale. At the meeting point, the dealer handed