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A VERY BAD DECISION Medium
March 22, 2015

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.

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A LUCKY RHINO CALF CALLED BAHATI ("GOOD LUCK") Medium
March 14, 2015

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…

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NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR BIG LIFE FOUNDATION Medium
February 12, 2015

BIG LIFE FOUNDATION is pleased to welcome Kim McCoy as its new Executive Director. 
"Everyone at Big Life is thrilled to have Kim come on board as our Executive Director," said Nick Brandt, Co-Founder and President of Big Life. "We are so impressed

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ORPHANED ELEPHANT RESCUED FOR CHRISTMAS Medium
January 6, 2015

After a hard overnight rain, the tiny orphaned baby elephant felt the chill of the pre-dawn darkness. Lost and alone, it stood as easy prey for lions or other predators. Stray dogs had…

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BIG LIFE LAUNCHES RANGER CLUB Medium
January 5, 2015

For less than $1 per day, you make a big contribution to protecting East Africa’s wildlife. AND IF YOU JOIN NOW YOU CAN DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!!

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2014: THE YEAR OF COUNTING (LIVE) ELEPHANTS: BIG LIFE END-OF-YEAR FUND DRIVE Medium
December 7, 2014

As the rest of the world continues to count dead elephants, here in Amboseli we're doing something much more gratifying…

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BIG LIFE'S RICHARD BONHAM RECEIVES PRINCE WILLIAM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR CONSERVATION Medium
November 25, 2014

On November 26 2014 in London, Big Life's co-founder and Director of Operations in Africa, Richard Bonham, was awarded The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa at the Tusk Conservation Awards...

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ELEPHANT KILLER GETS SEVERE PRISON SENTENCE Medium
October 29, 2014

Our long-time followers may recognise the man in this photograph, but for those who have recently joined us this is Kerumpoti Leyian, elephant killer......

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BIG LIFE TANZANIA TRACKER DOGS LEAD TO ARREST OF LATEST ELEPHANT KILLERS Medium
October 17, 2014

Three days ago, just after nightfall, the crack of gunfire echoed across the plains. Somewhere, another massive bull elephant died for its tusks.... and the Big Life Foundation Tracker Dog Unit were called in....

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MULTIPLE ARRESTS MADE AS BUSHMEAT POACHING INTENSIFIES Medium
October 2, 2014

In September, deep into the dry season, Big Life rangers have arrested 37 people in 18 different poaching incidents....

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BIG LIFE CATCHES ELEPHANT KILLER Medium
September 25, 2014

One month ago, a young bull elephant was killed, speared to death by a gang of poachers. One week ago, we caught the first of his killers....

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RHINO POACHERS KILLED IN CHYULU HILLS SHOOT-OUT Medium
September 9, 2014

There is only one reason that poachers would venture into the wild and inaccessible parts of the Chyulu Hills - to kill rhinos - where rangers from Big Life and KWS protect a small genetically unique number of black rhino - one of the last wild populations in East Africa....

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