Big Life Foundation
WELCOME TO BIG LIFE FOUNDATION
Big Life Foundation was founded by photographer Nick Brandt and 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 hundreds of local Maasai rangers, with 31 outposts and 15 vehicles protecting 2 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East 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. . .
KILLING ELEPHANTS WITH SPEARS
It was a deliberate attempt to kill. The young bull elephant had been speared three times, somehow managing to escape his attackers and run a number of kilometers before succumbing to his injuries at a muddy waterhole.
BAND OF (CONSERVATION) BROTHERS HUNTS DOWN THE KILLERS OF TSAVO ELEPHANT FAMILY AND RESCUES SURVIVOR
It started the same way that all elephant poaching incidents do. The grisly discovery of lifeless bodies, five of them in this case, lying in the bush with their faces hacked off. A family group of all ages. What was different though, was what came next...
ELEPHANT FAMILY BUTCHERED IN TSAVO - BIG LIFE TEAMS INVOLVED IN HUNT FOR KILLERS - NEWS UPDATES TO BE REPORTED SOON
It’s the kind of discovery that stops everything: five elephant carcasses laid out on the dusty earth of Tsavo West National Park, the remains of a family. The gruesome scene, found on Tuesday morning (July 28) has sparked a huge coordinated effort, led by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), to catch the killers.
ELEPHANT IVORY SIEZED IN BUST
An ivory dealer never keeps the ivory; it’s too dangerous. Rather, he will stash it somewhere safe until convinced that the potential buyer is legitimate. In this case, the dealer misjudged.
POACHERS BUST ALONG KENYA’S BLACK ARTERY
The Mombasa road flows like a black artery through Kenya, and along it infections have set in: networks of people with access to ivory and other wildlife products from surrounding National Parks, and a steady supply of transport to carry it away.
THE EDGE OF HUMANITY: WHERE PEOPLE & ANIMALS FIGHT FOR GROUND
Each evening, as the sun sets, Big Life ranger Jackson Kikon rises, and steps with his unit into the darkness. Their mission is straightforward: To patrol the edge of humanity. The places where human lands invade wild lands, and man clashes with animal.