Anti Poaching, Amboseli, Kenya
2024 - Big Life, Kenya - donation of USD 30,000

SwissAfrican Foundation is funding one of the Big Life Mobile units. These mobile units are Rapid Reaction Units, made up of 8 rangers to cover areas that have no permanent bases. Their tasks include anti poaching and providing support to the local communities with human-wildlife conflicts.

Update for 2024 will be released in Q1 2025

Further reading
Confirmation Letter 2024

Our partner
Richard Bonham - Big Life
Big Life protects over 1.6 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa. Since its inception, Big Life has expanded to employ hundreds of local Maasai rangers - with more than 30 permanent outposts, 45 ranger units, 11 mobile ranger units, 2 tracker dogs, 14 patrol vehicles and 2 planes for aerial surveillance.

Co-founded in September 2010 by photographer Nick Brandt, conservationist Richard Bonham, and entrepreneur Tom Hill, Big Life was the first organization in East Africa to establish coordinated cross-border anti-poaching operations on both sides of the Kenya-Tanzania border.

The team of 570+ helps to protect and secure wildlife and critical habitat stretching fom the rangelands north of Amboseli to the Chyulu Hills and the Tsavo West National Park in the east, and south to Kilamanjaro National Park. The area is a central connection point for migrating wildlife and contains some of the most important habitat left in Africa.

The number one reason that Big Life’s wildlife and habitat protection efforts are successful is because the local Maasai community is a key conservation partner and benefits from the work.

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