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Ranger of the Month

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Ranger of the Month March 2014 : Justus Nzioki, Rhino Man
March 28, 2014

The sleeping rhino awoke and charged. She killed Justus’ father, while Justus watched from a nearby tree. At age 15, Justus became the man of the household and sole breadwinner for his mother, two brothers, a sister and his paternal grandparents....

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RANGER OF THE THE MONTH, FEBRUARY 2014: FRANCIS LEGEI, BIG LIFE KENYA’S COMMANDING OFFICER, CO-ORDINATOR OF POACHER PEKEI’S CAPTURE.
February 26, 2014

Each month, we will announce one ranger who through his outstanding achievements, has been selected as Ranger of the Month.

For the month of February, one achievement, one operation was quite clearly of a higher quality than all the others. This was the arrest of Pekei, the infamous poacher and alleged killer of Qumquat, her family and countless other elephants....

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Big Life News

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“THREE MEN, ONE GUN, HEADING FOR TSAVO NATIONAL PARK”
April 17, 2014

The news sends a shiver down Big Life’s collective spine. The knowledge that as we sit, listening to the message, poachers are moving through our area on a deadly mission: to kill elephant ....

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BIG LIFE ELITE MOBILE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM
April 5, 2014

In the escalating war against poaching, there will be battles that we lose, and battles we can win.
So far, in the three and half years of Big Life’s existence, our 315 rangers, spread across 2 million acres of Kenyan and Tanzanian wilderness, have done an incredibly effective job at dramatically reducing poaching in the region.
But in the areas immediately outside the areas that we protect, the animals are still being killed at an alarming rate....

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ANOTHER BULL ELEPHANT POACHED IN THE AREA BIG LIFE HOPES TO EXPAND INTO.
April 4, 2014

In the dark world of wildlife poaching and black market ivory trading, information is everything.

Several weeks ago, Big Life deployed a team of three rangers and three informers to an area just beyond the edge of our normal operations, where we had heard that poachers were active. Their instructions were simple: wear civilian clothing, blend in and try to find out more....

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Big Life Events

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DRINKING GIN CAN HELP PROTECT AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS!
April 12, 2014

Big Life has recently partnered with the producers of Elephant Gin, with 7.5% of profits going to Big Life....

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THE ELEPHANTS' LAST STAND: MANNING THE BARRICADES IN EAST AFRICA, MAY 2, 2014
April 11, 2014

  On Friday, May 2, 2014, Town Hall Seattle will host an event regarding Big Life Foundation's work in East Africa. The evening will include a presentation by Nick Brandt, co-founder of Big Life. Prior to Brandt's presentation,

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Empowers Africa Annual NYC Event, February 6, 2014
January 31, 2014

On Tuesday, February 6, 2014, Empowers Africa will host a benefit reception at The Explorers Club in New York City to support ...

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Bush Journal

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DRINKING GIN CAN HELP PROTECT AFRICA'S ELEPHANTS!
April 12, 2014

Big Life has recently partnered with the producers of Elephant Gin, with 7.5% of profits going to Big Life....

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BIG LIFE INFORMER NETWORK SPREADS FAR AND WIDE
April 3, 2014

There is only so far that a ranger can walk. But there is no limit to the distance that information can travel....

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HOW TO SAVE AN ECOSYSTEM
March 24, 2014

International borders are ridiculous things. Often designated by those in leather armchairs far away, they have historically injected senseless divisions into human communities and natural ecosystems. Animals have no regard for these imaginary lines, and neither do wildlife poachers.....

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African News

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THE RHINOS OF KENYA : THE BATTLE INTENSIFIES
March 12, 2014

A major Kenya Wildlife Service “shake-up” has occurred after a shocking five rhino were killed in one week at the fully fenced Lake Nakuru National Park. ....

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3 GIRLS TO RUN 14 MARATHONS IN 14 DAYS TO RAISE FUNDS TO PROTECT KENYAN WILDLIFE, INCLUDING FOR BIG LIFE
November 5, 2013

The Bushfit Girl’s Great Migration Marathon
400kms, 14 days, 3 determined girls, December 2013

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Worldwide News

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THE RHINOS OF KENYA : THE BATTLE INTENSIFIES
March 12, 2014

A major Kenya Wildlife Service “shake-up” has occurred after a shocking five rhino were killed in one week at the fully fenced Lake Nakuru National Park. ....

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GREAT NEWS FROM KENYA AT LAST IN THE BATTLE AGAINST POACHERS
December 4, 2013

At 10:30pm yesterday, the Kenyan Parliament passed the long-awaited Wildlife Bill, which upon signing by the President, will become the new Wildlife Act....

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BIG LIFE AT THE U.S IVORY CRUSH, DENVER, NOVEMBER 14
November 14, 2013

It was an important but sad moment - to see the tusks of so many hundreds and hundreds of elephants ground up into deliberately valueless dust - elephants whose lives were lost for nought, like all the millions of others whose lives over the decades have been brutally and needlessly extinguished for their ivory....