Bush Journal

BIG LIFE RANGER OF THE MONTH, APRIL 2015: MOLOIMET LEGOS Medium
May 19, 2015

By mid afternoon, the warriors found their quarry, resting under a bush. Seemingly aware of the futility of running, the full-grown male lion stood and charged. At the same instant, Moloimet Legos stepped forward and launched the first spear…

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ENDORSEMENT OF BIG LIFE FOUNDATION BY HONORABLE KATOO OLE METITO, MP Medium
May 14, 2015

Community support is the backbone of the work that Big Life does, and we are very happy to know that an important leader in Kenya agrees:

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IS THAT AN AK-47 OR ARE YOU JUST EXPECTING RAIN? Medium
April 25, 2015

One word that galvanized the radio room into action… AK47. The report came from a community informer: two men entering the rhino area with the gun…

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PREDATOR COMPENSATION: THE PROOF IS IN THE (LION) PRIDE Medium
February 13, 2015

In 2013, we posted the top photo and shared our excitement at the “coming out” of 4 new lion cubs. Under our protection, these cubs have managed to defy all odds and survive those early years when mortality rates can be as high as 75%…

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THE LIQUID GOLD OF AMBOSELI Medium
January 22, 2015

As a Maasai herdsman, you spend much of your income pumping water for your cattle. Imagine then bringing your thirsty herd to a borehole watering point and finding it empty. Or worse still, the pipes and tanks destroyed by elephant. What do you do…

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DEADLY TOOLS OF A POACHERS' TRADE Medium
January 14, 2015

Man is certainly an ingenious beast, but when it comes to developing new ways to kill he seems to excel himself. This was confirmed again last week when the Big Life Rapid Deployment Unit, acting on a tip-off…

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POACHER CAUGHT IN AMBUSH WITH SEVEN CARCASSES Medium
January 7, 2015

There is a clear line between killing out of desperation and killing for profit. On Christmas Eve someone stepped well over that line, and the Big Life rangers were waiting for him on the other side…

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THE MAASAI OLYMPICS TOUCHES THE WORLD Medium
January 6, 2015

From China to the USA, Australia to the UK, the news has gone global. There have been stories by the BBC, NY Times, CNN, Al Jazeera, Wall Street Journal, and many others…

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ELEPHANT WITH CANCER TREATED IN BUSH OPERATION Medium
October 14, 2014

Elephants may be the mightiest land mammals walking the earth today, but they can be undone by one of the smallest building blocks of life: rogue cells and the cancers that they cause...

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BIG LIFE FOUNDATION ON PBS NEWSHOUR - RACING TO SAVE KENYA'S WILD ELEPHANTS FROM POACHERS. Medium
September 28, 2014

PBS Newshour just ran a segment : RACING TO SAVE KENYA'S WILD ELEPHANTS FROM POACHERS. Big Life was heavily featured, with interviews with Richard Bonham and ranger, Joseph Meikoki. You can view the entire clip at : http://www.pbs.org/newshour/videos/#115904

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AS BUSHMEAT POACHING INTENSIFIES, ARRESTS MADE Medium
July 21, 2014

This is not killing for the cooking pot; there is a thriving game meat market across Africa, threatening a host of species....

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HELPING TO DEFUSE THE CARBON BOMB RIGHT HERE Medium
July 20, 2014

The Chyulu Hills and surrounding grasslands comprise a spectacular ecosystem, well worth protecting. There are rare and endangered species, remnant cloud forests shrouded in mist, and geological delights to be found in the volcanic formations. And more, this area is the fragile key linking the Amboseli and Tsavo ecosystems.

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