Big Life

Big Life


Since 2010, Big Life has worked on the ground in East Africa partnering with local communities to protect nature for the benefit of all. 

Employing hundreds of Maasai rangers, (with more than 40 permanent outposts and tent-based field units, 13 vehicles, tracker dogs, and aerial surveillance), they protect two million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem.

Seeking to safeguard and sustain wildlife and wild lands, including one of the greatest populations of elephants left in the region. It is the first organisation with coordinated anti-poaching teams operating on both sides of the Kenya-Tanzania border. 

Big Life recognises that long-term conservation can only be achieved through a community-based collaborative approach in which conservation supports the people and people support conservation.


Empowering their female conservationists from Scientists and Fundraisers to Rangers and educators is at the heart of the Big Life agenda. 

In 2008, they set up the Maasai Olympics to shift the attitudes of a new generation of Maasai warriors toward conservation. 

They don’t just protect and preserve - their Co-Founder Nick Brandt also captures the most beautiful breathtaking and peerless wildlife photography, documenting what is present and what is being lost forever, from the East African planes.

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