Bush Journal

HONORING OUR RANGERS Medium
July 31, 2015

Today is ‪#‎WorldRangersDay‬. We are honored and humbled by the work wildlife rangers conduct all over the world to protect nature for the benefit of all.

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CELEBRATING PREDATORS Medium
July 29, 2015

Cecil's passing is a tragedy, as are the untimely demises of all animals facing threats from poachers across Africa. Our spirits were lifted to see these two cheetah brothers this morning, east of Amboseli. But these animals are still under threat, from...

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KILLING WITH POISON (and what Big Life is doing to prevent it) Medium
July 25, 2015

Pungent smoke fills the air, a sickly combination of burning flesh and kerosene. The rangers rake more wood over the nine vulture carcasses; all traces of the poison must be burnt. But the vultures weren’t the only casualties; the poison also struck its intended target...

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AN UNEXPECTED LIGHT Medium
July 1, 2015

It was 1 AM, the night dark and moonless. The night shift from Osupuko base sat quietly on the observation point, staring into the black.

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NOT YOUR STANDARD DAY JOB Medium
June 24, 2015

The front line of wildlife protection can be a dangerous place. From machete-wielding poachers to buffalos lurking in the thick bush, being a ranger is not for the faint-hearted.

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A STARK CONTRAST FOR LIONS Medium
June 15, 2015

In stark terms, contrast and compare: In the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area of Tanzania, 2 lions are dead this year already—speared after killing livestock—with an estimated 34 lions killed since 2009. Meanwhile, just

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DEAD LIVESTOCK = DEAD LIONS Medium
June 13, 2015

It’s a simple equation. And we are seeing the repeated results in the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area of Tanzania. Two lions are dead this year already, speared after killing livestock, bringing the total to an estimated 34 lions killed since 2009. This is in stark contrast to the situation across the border in Kenya.

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TANZANIA’S ELEPHANT-KILLING FIELDS Medium
June 7, 2015

The confirmation is out, Tanzania is bearing witness to a massacre. But in contrast to the devastation elsewhere, Big Life Tanzania, working through our partners Honeyguide Foundation is seeing positive results where we operate in Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), working closely with communities and supporting rangers.

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BIG LIFE - ‘A MODEL TO REPLICATE’ Medium
May 25, 2015

“This is not the time for glib marketing campaigns or gratuitous gloom and doom. It is the time for facts and focus.” Above is the conclusion of an article by Jane Edge in Africa Geographic magazine , looking at the effectiveness

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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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MAN AND ELEPHANT KILLED IN ONGOING ELEPHANT CONFLICT Medium
February 15, 2015

Last week, a double tragedy struck on the northern edge of the Amboseli ecosystem.  A herd of elephants, driven by the unusually dry conditions that we are experiencing here, strayed into an area that has not had elephants for nearly 35

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