Who We Are
The following Big Life entities and all who support our programs represent a global effort to protect the diverse and remarkable animals of East Africa and their habitats across the Tsavo-Kilimanjaro-Amboseli ecosystem. In doing so, Big Life simultaneously enriches the lives of the local Maasai people and helps to ensure that they also benefit from the conservation of wildlife and wild lands.
Big Life’s operations on the ground in Kenya are managed by Big Life Kenya. In Tanzania, our operations are managed by our partners at the Honeyguide Foundation. Elsewhere, we have registered charities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and loyal supporters from around the world.
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Richard is the son of an early well known Kenyan Game Warden, Jack Bonham. This meant he had an early and vivid introduction to Wildlife, the bush and conservation. After a spell of bush flying in the Sudan, Zaire and East Africa Richard went into the safari business, concentrating in walking safaris... MORE
Born and raised in England, Nick first visited East Africa in 1995 whilst directing Earth Song, a music video he made for Michael Jackson. Nick fell in love with the place and the animals there, and felt that there was a way to photograph animals in a way that no-one had done before. As a result, Nick decided to switch careers... MORE
Tom Hill, a graduate of the University of Texas and the Wharton School of Business (MBA in Finance) was a New York City-based entrepreneur for more than three decades. He co-founded Shoppers Voice, Inc. in 1968... MORE
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