Big Life Foundation
WELCOME TO BIG LIFE FOUNDATION
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.
Click on Interactive Map to see Locations for, and links leading, to : Ranger Posts, Latest News, Schools, and Predator Compensation Hotspots. . .
QUMQUAT AND FAMILY’S KILLER FINALLY JAILED
It started with the brutal killing of the famous Amboseli matriarch Qumquat, and her two daughters in October 2012, butchered for their tusks. Big Life rangers caught one of the killers, Pekei Shoke…
SUSPECTED POACHERS CAUGHT AFTER TWO ELEPHANTS SPEARED
Anyone could spot the blood on the elephant track. The other signs, more subtle, showed a panicked elephant herd moving fast…
BIG LIFE - “A MODEL TO REPLICATE”
Africa Geographic magazine looks at the effectiveness of various elephant protection NGOs across Africa, including Big Life Foundation…
TEAM HELPS INJURED GIANT IN LOOSE GREY SKIN
The waterhole at Ol Donyo Lodge hosts a daily meeting - not of men in suits, but of giants in loose grey skins. One day last week, something was wrong. One of the biggest visitors was clearly in pain, and Big Life’s rangers could make out what looked like a piece of metal protruding from his trunk…
A VERY BAD DECISION
They arrived with a just cause, eight construction workers to build a classroom. They must have wondered at all the animals, living in peace and not terrified of humans. Clearly they didn’t take the time to find out why.
A LUCKY RHINO CALF CALLED BAHATI ("GOOD LUCK")
On the 5th of June last year, poachers gunned down a female rhino in the Chyulu Hills National Park (pictured with her calf on the left). Her calf was only 13 months at the time, and nowhere to be seen after the shooting, but a telling blood trail indicated that he too had been hit…