anti poaching

Big Life strives to prevent the poaching of all wildlife – including thousands of migrating elephants, a growing lion population, and critically endangered Eastern black rhinos – within our area of operation.

Anti-poaching was the first program focus when Big Life was established and continues to be the primary mission focus for the organization: to stop illegal wildlife crimes and arrest poachers.

Big Life’s rangers conduct extensive daily patrols on foot and by vehicle to gather intelligence, detect and intercept illegal activity, monitor activity via hidden field cameras, and use the latest night-vision and GPS technology to thwart poachers and prevent habitat destruction. Working alongside Kenya Wildlife Service and our network of informers from local communities, Big Life rangers are able to prevent most instances of poaching and successfully apprehend poachers who do manage to kill. Once poachers are apprehended, Big Life works with local prosecutors to ensure that they are punished to the fullest, and most appropriate, extent of the law.

342 Trained Rangers
44 Ranger Units
32 Permanent Outposts
10 Mobile Units
1 Rapid Deployment Unit
2 Tracker Dogs
14 Patrol Vehicles
2 Airplanes

 

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