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. . .
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.
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…