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Who Will Save the Elephants
June 21, 2018

Who Will Save the Elephants?

There’s a Buddhist proverb, later interpreted by the American poet John Godfrey Saxe, about people and elephants that goes something like this: Six blind men encounter the world’s largest land mammal and decide to… Read More
Elephant poaching, Africa Has China’s ivory ban stemmed crisis
January 25, 2018

China has banned ivory, but has the African elephant poaching crisis actually been stemmed?

TWENTY thousand African elephants per year are killed by a vicious scourge. But there are finally some good signs. WITH massive tusks that touched the ground, Satao towered over the rest of his herd. One of the last… Read More
A Day in the Life of an Anti Poaching Ranger in Pictures
July 11, 2017

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ANTI-POACHING RANGER - IN PICTURES

6am – Rangers start a cold day with hot, sweet tea. They live in remote outposts of between four and 12 people, and team members form strong bonds with one another. Today, Big Life protects upwards of 2m acres in the… Read More
Conservation Includes People, Not Just Animals
November 09, 2015

CONSERVATION INCLUDES PEOPLE, NOT JUST ANIMALS

“One of the fundamental rules of mankind is economic self interest", says Big Life director of operations Richard Bonham, and this is the reason that Big Life's holistic conservation model is designed to benefit local… Read More
The Poacher Who Turned
July 21, 2015

THE POACHER WHO TURNED

credit: Briana Duggan Mutinda Ndivo was once an elephant killer, his weapons of choice a bow and poisoned arrows. Now he is the head of the Big Life tracker dog unit, and one of our most trusted rangers. Read more (or… Read More
To Save Animals, Target People
May 23, 2015

TO SAVE ANIMALS, TARGET PEOPLE

For Big Life Foundation, conservation is about communities. These are the people who tolerate the existence of wildlife on their land, and we’re working to make sure that they have a good reason to do that. This… Read More
Big Life a Model To Replicate
April 18, 2015

BIG LIFE - “A MODEL TO REPLICATE”

“This is not the time for glib marketing campaigns or gratuitous gloom and doom. It is the time for facts and focus”. This is the conclusion of an article just released by Africa Geographic magazine looking at the… Read More
The Maasai Olympics Touches the World
January 06, 2015

THE MAASAI OLYMPICS TOUCHES THE WORLD

The Maasai Olympics, big for us but small in the grand scheme of things, has touched people around the world, people that want to hear of new ideas and positive change. From China to the USA, Australia to the UK, the… Read More
One Man's Fight Against Ivory Poachers Richard Bonham Featured In the Guardian
December 09, 2014

ONE MAN'S FIGHT AGAINST IVORY POACHERS: RICHARD BONHAM FEATURED IN THE GUARDIAN

Richard Bonham, the 2014 winner of the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa, talks with The Guardian about his personal experience in wildlife conservation, his challenges and successes. “The experience of… Read More
National Geographic Article On Big Life's Tracker Dogs
November 20, 2014

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ARTICLE ON BIG LIFE'S TRACKER DOGS

Didi and Leyian, her handler with the Kenyan Big Life Tracker Dog Unit, are poised to start a search. The moment Leyian straps on her harness, Didi perks up her ears and is ready to go to work. "Apart from their… Read More

Nov 7, 2014 - THE MAASAI OLYMPICS AND BIG LIFE FOUNDATION IN WALL STREET JOURNAL

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

Sep 27, 2014 - GOOD MORNING AMERICA ON BIG LIFE WILDLIFE EDUCATION FUND

Jul 15, 2014 - BIG LIFE FEATURED IN PHILANTHROPY MAGAZINE, SUMMER 2014

May 19, 2014 - AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB MAGAZINE : FEATURE ARTICLE ON BIG LIFE'S TRACKER DOGS

May 10, 2014 - SIERRA MAGAZINE 03/14: 10 PAGE COVER FEATURE & INTERVIEW ON NICK BRANDT & BIG LIFE

Feb 22, 2014 - IN AFRICA, AGONY AND IVORY : THE GLOBE AND MAIL, TORONTO (featuring Big Life Foundation Canada)

Nov 20, 2013 - Q & A WITH NICK BRANDT POST-U.S. IVORY CRUSH

Nov 17, 2013 - NAT GEO INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD BONHAM ABOUT TORN EAR

Feb 27, 2013 - BIG LIFE FOUNDATION IN NAT GEO DOCUMENTARY, "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS - FILM SEGMENT

Feb 23, 2013 - BIG LIFE FOUNDATION ON PBS, WEDNESDAY FEB. 27

Nov 11, 2012 - New York Times : Africa’s Ivory-Driven Elephant Slaughter Continues – A Family Falls

Sep 24, 2012 - New York Times : Article about Nick Brandt & Big Life Foundation

Big Life Events

October Bracelet Fundraiser With Mokoro Crafts
October 02, 2017

October Bracelet Fundraiser with Mokoro Crafts

During the month of October, Big Life will receive 100% of the profits from the purchase of an African Elephant Knot Bracelet from Mokoro Crafts - traditionally thought to protect the wearer from harm and bring great… Read More
NEW DESIGN Big Life Merchandise Available for Limited Time
September 10, 2017

NEW DESIGN - Big Life Merchandise Available for Limited Time

Big Life’s rangers are known for protecting elephants and rhinos. But our programs in Kenya extend beyond anti-poaching. We’ve partnered with FLOAT to feature one of the other iconic species that live, and thrive, in… Read More
Artists Against Extinction
June 15, 2017

ARTISTS AGAINST EXTINCTION

We are honoured to be one of three Kenyan conservation organizations to benefit from the upcoming Artists Against Extinction exhibition, being held in Nairobi on 29th June. 20% of all sales will benefit Big Life,… Read More
170319 1 1 This Week Limited Big Life Merchandise Available
March 19, 2017

THIS WEEK – LIMITED BIG LIFE MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE

If you missed Big Life’s t-shirt sale last fall, you’re in luck, because we’re bringing the design back for one more limited run! Available NOW until March 27th, you can order a special edition t-shirt, tank, or market… Read More
170127 1 1 Silver Satao Supports Big Life
January 27, 2017

SILVER SATAO SUPPORTS BIG LIFE

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the silver Satao is once again available in support of Big Life. The design was created by sculptor Camilla Le May in memory of the magnificent Tsavo tusker Satao, who was tragically… Read More
161101 1 1 Big Life Featured in Netflix the Ivory Game
November 01, 2016

BIG LIFE FEATURED IN NETFLIX' THE IVORY GAME

Premiering on Netflix on November 4 is what we consider to be the best documentary ever made about elephant conservation and wildlife trafficking, “The Ivory Game”. Three years in the making, filmed in Africa and the… Read More
161025 1 1 One Week Only Big Life Shirts Now Available
October 25, 2016

ONE WEEK ONLY: BIG LIFE SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE

We've teamed up with FLOAT - For Love Of All Things apparel for our second collaboration, available NOW until October 31st. You can order a special edition t-shirt or sweatshirt in a variety of styles and colors to… Read More
151011 1 1 Limited Time Only T Shirt Benefitting Big Life Now Available
October 11, 2016

LIMITED TIME ONLY: T-SHIRT BENEFITTING BIG LIFE NOW AVAILABLE

We are excited to announce a special partnership with FLOAT apparel over the next week. From October 12 – October 19, you can order a special edition t-shirt featuring artwork from talented artist Asher Jay. Her design… Read More

Jul 27, 2016 - "WILDLIFE AWAKENING" IN SAUSALITO ON AUGUST 7TH, 2016

Jun 30, 2016 - BIKE & SADDLE PARTNERS WITH BIG LIFE IN PORTLAND-TO-PORTLAND TREK

May 4, 2016 - WARRIORS AND WILDLIFE

Mar 24, 2016 - RUNNING FOR RANGERS 2016

May 21, 2015 - NICK BRANDT & KATHRYN BIGELOW TALK CONSERVATION & ART ACTIVISM AT LACMA

May 10, 2015 - BIG LIFE CELEBRATING ELEPHANTS AT OAKLAND ZOO

Feb 6, 2015 - RUNNING FOR RANGERS

Jan 20, 2015 - WHAT DO ZOOS MEAN FOR WILD ELEPHANTS

Dec 17, 2014 - SATAO IN SILVER

Apr 24, 2014 - NICK BRANDT TALKS ABOUT BIG LIFE FOUNDATION AT TOWN HALL, SEATTLE, FRIDAY MAY 2, 6.30PM

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

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

Jan 31, 2014 - EMPOWERS AFRICA ANNUAL NYC EVENT, FEBRUARY 6, 2014

Nov 16, 2013 - TWO SIGNED OPEN EDITION NICK BRANDT PRINTS OF THE FALLEN QUMQUAT & FAMILY NOW AVAILABLE, 100% OF PROCEEDS TO BIG LIFE

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

Jul 14, 2013 - BIG LIFE FOUNDATION NYC FUNDRAISER, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013

Jun 16, 2013 - ROMBO CAMP: FIGHT FOR ELEPHANTS FUNDRAISER

May 24, 2013 - BIG LIFE CANADA FUNDRAISER, TORONTO, JUNE 20, 2013

Apr 5, 2013 - FATHER & SON CYCLING 3200 MILES ACROSS UNITED STATES TO RAISE MONEY FOR BIG LIFE FOUNDATION

Sep 20, 2012 - TUSK TRUST EVENT, NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 1 : 14 NICK BRANDT PRINTS AUCTION WITH 50% OF PROCEEDS TO BIG LIFE

Jul 1, 2012 - JEAN RICHARD, LUXURY SWISS WATCH MAKERS, & SPONSORS OF BIG LIFE, LAUNCH LIMITED EDITION BIG LIFE FOUNDATION WATCH

Mar 16, 2012 - BIG LIFE FUNDRAISER IN SANTA BARBARA, SATURDAY MARCH 17

Jan 29, 2012 - THREE MEN, THREE MARATHONS, THREE DAYS - RUNNING FOR BIG LIFE

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160213 1 1 Ranger of the Month January 2016
February 13, 2016

RANGER OF THE MONTH: JANUARY 2016

It’s hard to think straight when you’ve got a lion on your roof, but a warrior’s spear had already glanced off the car and Seiko had to act fast. He put his foot down and the little Suzuki 4x4 went crashing through the… Read More
150519 1 1 Ranger of the Month April 2015 Moloimet Legos
May 19, 2015

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

It was early morning. The young men moved swiftly through the bush. The tracks were fresh and the warriors moved fast, excitement building as they anticipated the combat ahead. By mid afternoon, the warriors found their… Read More
141206 1 1 Ranger of the Month November 2014 Senior Sergeant Lekina Olempumpu
December 06, 2014

BIG LIFE RANGER OF THE MONTH, NOVEMBER 2014: SENIOR SERGEANT LEKINA OLEMPUMPU

Anti-poaching rangers are strong, courageous individuals. They spend whole days patrolling the bush, tracking poachers, and keeping the peace between wildlife and humans. It takes an even stronger character to lead… Read More
141002 1 1 Ranger of the Month August Dickson Ntawuasa
October 02, 2014

BIG LIFE RANGER OF THE MONTH, AUGUST: DICKSON NTAWUASA

A rhino named Dickson, who would have thought? Certainly not the man himself when he stepped in his new position as a ranger 22 years ago.There were only ten rangers back then, a motley crew starting off in a role never… Read More
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