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
BIG LIFE FOUNDATION IN NAT GEO DOCUMENTARY, "BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS - FILM SEGMENT…Continue
On Wednesday, February 27 at 9pm MST on PBS, an important film, "Battle For The Elephants", is airing about the poaching crisis.
Big Life Foundation’s work in the field is featured as a solution. As the voiceover says introducing the Big Life sequence :
“Elephant conservation is a hard sell. So how do you turn people around?...Richard Bonham and Big Life Foundation may have found a way......”
New York Times Article, November 10 - about Big Life Foundation and the sad story of Qumquat and her family…Continue
New York Times, by Andrew Revkin :
AROUND ONE PARK, A FIGHT TO BLUNT THE GREAT ELEPHANT SLAUGHTER