Big Life employs Maasai rangers from local communities who work collaboratively with a vast informer network. Our rangers are expertly trained and well-equipped to tackle a variety of wildlife crimes, including combating wildlife trafficking. We track and apprehend poachers and collaborate with local prosecutors to ensure that they are punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Following the arrest of suspects by Big Life rangers, our Prosecution Officer monitors all major wildlife court cases to ensure that maximum penalties are pursued. It also involves ensuring that all Big Life witnesses and arresting officers attend the necessary cases, as well as working with local prosecutors to improve the handling of wildlife cases.
Meanwhile, Big Life’s intelligence team remains actively involved in investigating wildlife trafficking, both in the immediate ecosystem and well beyond. A strong network of informers has led to the arrest of hundreds of suspects and the confiscation of thousands of kilos of ivory.
Oct 7, 2020 - THE PROBLEM WITH PANGOLINS
Sep 2, 2020 - THE (DEADLY) WANTED LIST
Aug 11, 2020 - THE MOMENT THE IVORY TRADE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR
Jun 19, 2020 - GIRAFFE POACHERS STRIKE AGAIN – AND SO DOES BIG LIFE
Apr 29, 2020 - THE IVORY SCAVENGER
Apr 15, 2020 - WHEN LION MET OWL
Apr 2, 2020 - THE POACHERS WHO SHOULD HAVE STAYED AT HOME
Mar 20, 2020 - THE WILD ORIGINS OF A HUMAN CRISIS
Jan 7, 2020 - CATCHING THE CHRISTMAS KILLERS
Jan 2, 2020 - IVORY ON OUR DOORSTEP
Nov 4, 2019 - PANGOLIN TRADERS GET WHAT THEY ASKED FOR
Jun 21, 2019 - GIRAFFE ON A MOTORBIKE
May 20, 2019 - Trapping the Ivory Traders
Feb 15, 2019 - BIG LIFE’S NEW DIGITAL CHESS BOARD
Oct 10, 2018 - Yet Another Ivory Bust: What is CITES Thinking?
Sep 14, 2018 - Surveillance Pays Off
Jul 18, 2018 - When 'In Vogue' Means 'In Trouble'
Nov 12, 2017 - A SCALY SURPRISE
Sep 3, 2017 - JUSTICE SERVED – MORE PROSECUTORS MEANS MORE CONVICTIONS
Jul 28, 2017 - POACHERS CAUGHT, IVORY FROM FOUR DEAD ELEPHANTS CONFISCATED
Jun 5, 2017 - A BAD WEEK FOR THE BAD GUYS
May 2, 2017 - SHUTTING DOWN SUPPLY – ANOTHER IVORY BUST
Apr 6, 2017 - CATCHING A CROCODILE CATCHER
Mar 26, 2017 - IVORY DEALERS AN ENDANGERED SPECIES IN AMBOSELI
Jan 24, 2017 - THE TEACHER WHO TRIED THE IVORY TRADE
Jan 15, 2017 - CROSS-BORDER IVORY SMUGGLERS NABBED
Oct 10, 2016 - IVORY DEALERS RUNNING SCARED AFTER SERIES OF BUSTS
Sep 29, 2016 - NEW SPECIES DISCOVERED: THE PYTHOLIN
Sep 24, 2016 - DO WE WANT ANOTHER ELEPHANT MASSACRE?
Aug 25, 2016 - TRAPPING THE IVORY TRADERS
Jul 23, 2016 - IVORY KINGPIN GETS HIS DUE
May 29, 2016 - THE IVORY BUST… AND THEN WHAT?
Apr 30, 2016 - FROM IVORY TO ASHES
Apr 11, 2016 - BREAKING THE IVORY SUPPLY CHAIN
Jan 31, 2016 - Another one bites the dust: gang member caught
Jan 23, 2016 - CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR IVORY
Dec 17, 2015 - TRACKER DOGS PUTTING THEMSELVES OUT OF BUSINESS
Oct 23, 2015 - A POACHER'S CHOICE: $10,000 OR SIX YEARS IN JAIL
Sep 28, 2015 - HIGH STAKES HIDE AND SEEK: TWO NEW NOSES JOIN THE BIG LIFE TEAM
Jul 14, 2015 - ELEPHANT IVORY SIEZED IN BUST
Jul 1, 2015 - AN UNEXPECTED LIGHT
Jun 11, 2015 - POACHERS BUST ALONG KENYA’S BLACK ARTERY
Jun 7, 2015 - TANZANIA’S ELEPHANT-KILLING FIELDS
May 14, 2015 - ENDORSEMENT OF BIG LIFE FOUNDATION BY HONORABLE KATOO OLE METITO, MP
Jan 14, 2015 - DEADLY TOOLS OF A POACHERS' TRADE
Jan 7, 2015 - POACHER CAUGHT IN AMBUSH WITH SEVEN CARCASSES
Aug 14, 2014 - TIP-OFF PAY-OFF
Jul 31, 2014 - BIG LIFE CONFISCATES IVORY IN STING OPERATION