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……Continue
“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."…Continue
"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.....…Continue
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....…Continue
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…Continue
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.....…Continue
PROTECTING ANIMALS AND PEOPLE: How donors are using research, security, and economic incentives to save Africa's wildlife…Continue
“....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....”…Continue
"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…Continue
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....…Continue
A beloved, venerable African elephant named Torn Ear was killed in Kenya on February 7 by poachers who shot him with poisoned arrows.
Richard Bonham discovered Torn Ear’s fatal injury while observing him at a watering hole.
Roads & Kingdoms: What was the ivory crush like?
Nick Brandt: 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 naught, like all the millions of others whose lives over the decades have been brutally and needlessly extinguished for their ivory….…Continue