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Big Life Foundation depends on your donations to keep our operations running. Thank you very much for your generosity.

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Big Life Foundation USA is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Please consult with your professional tax advisor pertaining to the tax deductibility of your donations.

Big Life Foundation USA
5847 NE 75th Street, Suite A-104 
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Tax ID Number: 27-3455389

Please contact us if you have any donation questions: donations@biglife.org or (206) 890-0073

 


 BIG LIFE COSTS & EXPENSES, 2013

Our current annual expense to achieve what we need to achieve across the ecosystem is currently running at around $1.5m.+ a year. 

Your donations could go towards, amongst other needs :

$150 will pay for an undercover video camera for videoing of operations and arrests for evidence.

$170 will pay for the salary and upkeep of one ranger for one month.

$250 will keep the Super Cub plane in Kenya in the air for one hour to monitor wildlife and look for poaching activity

$350 will equip and replace equipment for a ranger for one year (eg ruck-sack, sleeping bag, GPS, uniforms).

$500 will purchase a hand-held Radio for rangers to communicate while on patrol.

$500 will cover fuel costs on one vehicle for one month for patrols and positioning rangers.

$1,600 will cover 35 hours a month of anti-poaching aerial support and monitoring in Tanzania with the Microlight plane Big Life co-purchased.

$2,000 will cover the costs of maintaining an informer network for one month in both countries.

$2,000 will purchase a mobile film projection unit to show wildlife educational films to the community, to teach the value of protecting the wildlife.

$3,000 will pay for a set of Night Vision Surveillance equipment. Due to intense anti-poaching patrols during the day, poachers have turned to poaching at night. 

$4,000 will pay for one lightweight mobile camping unit that will enable the anti-poaching teams to provide a presence in areas further from established ranger posts.

$6,000 will pay for the annual salary for a full-time Prosecutions Adviser to follow up on all the cases that go to trial - a critically important job to maximise the chances of the poachers being convicted.

$17,000 will cover the costs of building and opening a new patrol post for 8 rangers.

$20,000 will pay for one year’s salary and training of a squad of 8 anti-poaching scouts, each with equipment for patrols including handheld radios, uniforms, binoculars, GPS , and cameras.

$35,000 will pay for the annual upkeep and operations of both sets of tracker dogs in Kenya and Tanzania: maintenance, food, veterinary care, and accompanying dog handlers’ salaries. 

$45,000 will cover the cost of a new anti-poaching vehicle that can cover and provide wildlife security for over 150,000 acres of wilderness.

$150,000 will pay for the construction of a 25km fence near the Kenya / Tanzania border - a major solution to the daily crop raiding by elephants of the increasing farmland. This would both protect the elephants and stop the spread of the farmland into precious wildlife territory.