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TO SAVE ANIMALS, TARGET PEOPLE Medium

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.

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BIG LIFE - “A MODEL TO REPLICATE” Medium

Africa Geographic magazine looks at the effectiveness of various elephant protection NGOs across Africa, including Big Life Foundation…

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THE MAASAI OLYMPICS TOUCHES THE WORLD Medium

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

“My first wildlife memory, at the age of five, was hanging on to my father’s shorts watching him shoot, what at that time was considered vermin. It was a black rhino."

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ARTICLE ON BIG LIFE'S TRACKER DOGS Medium

"Apart from their incredible tracking abilities, dogs are wonderful to work with because they don't have any political agenda—they can't be compromised," said Damien Bell, director of Big Life Tanzania, the conservation organization that manages the Big Life Tracker Dog Unit.....

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THE MAASAI OLYMPICS AND BIG LIFE FOUNDATION IN WALL STREET JOURNAL Medium

In collaboration with local Maasai leaders, Big Life Foundation is leading efforts to create an alternative to lion killing for young warriors completing for recognition. The result has been the Maasai Olympics....

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

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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GOOD MORNING AMERICA ON BIG LIFE WILDLIFE EDUCATION FUND Medium

This week, Good Morning America ran a piece on how one American girl partnered with Big Life Foundation to help improve conditions at an East African primary school.....

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BIG LIFE FEATURED IN PHILANTHROPY MAGAZINE, SUMMER 2014 Medium

PROTECTING ANIMALS AND PEOPLE: How donors are using research, security, and economic incentives to save Africa's wildlife

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AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB MAGAZINE : FEATURE ARTICLE ON BIG LIFE'S TRACKER DOGS Medium

“....The dogs quickly zeroed in on the exact bush the poachers had slept under the night before. The men had barely stretched and rubbed their eyes before they found themselves in custody....”

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SIERRA MAGAZINE 03/14: 10 PAGE COVER FEATURE & INTERVIEW ON NICK BRANDT & BIG LIFE Medium

"THE ARTIST AS ACTIVIST" : 10 PAGE COVER FEATURE ON NICK BRANDT & BIG LIFE, INTERVIEW IN MARCH 2014 ISSUE OF SIERRA MAGAZINE. PDF of full magazine feature here at: http://nickbrandt.visualserver.com/UserImages/11/11129/file/NB%20Sierra%2003_14%20Issue%20withCover.pdf

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

The first elephant I saw in Africa was dead. He had probably been wounded by poachers outside the park, then come into the park to die. His giant carcass was covered by vultures, having their fill.

It’s estimated an elephant is killed in Tanzania every 15 minutes for its ivory. The rampant poaching is hard to stop because high government officials profit from the trade....

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