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Post  Safari Maiden on Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:16 pm

This is a shiney new Blog from the Big Life Foundation.
...the focus of Big Life's work is urgently protecting the diminishing wildlife of the Amboseli ecosystem in Kenya and Tanzania, with anti-poaching infrastructures established on both sides of the border for maximum impact.
Click on the Link below and start contributing:

Big Life Foundation Blog

Let us help promote this new foundations valuable work!

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:24 pm

Thank for the link SM - another good one.

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Post  littlewid on Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:06 pm

Thanks for that link SM. Just had a quick peek but need to spend time having a serious look and seeing how to help/take part/promote but it really does look like a good find. Thanks alot for that, hopefully it's something this forum can support.

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:07 pm

Thanks SM, I've saved that to favourites to reply to need a bit more time to go through it
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Post  Laikipia on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:24 am

An update from Big Life Foundation - 9th February

China Ivory demand spurs elephant slaughter

http://www.biglifeafrica.org/blog

a sad read - Lai

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Post  littlewid on Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:32 pm

That really is a sad read Lai. How un-surprising to find that China is at the root of it though. Their legal trade needs revoking and a world wide ban must surely come about. I do not understand the mentality of wanting an ornament made out of a dead animal. To me that would not eminate status but how babarically cruel I was.

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Post  Laikipia on Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:26 pm

More bad news

The slaughter of elephants in Chad grows

The news coming out of Chad is more and more disturbing. I wish we had the resources to help there as this is one of the key areas in greatest crisis mode right now. Elephants are being machine gunned down at such a pace that over one three day period, last year, over 100 elephants were killed. Another 30 have been slaughtered in the last 10 days.
Please read the article on this link :

http://bushwarriors.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/breaking-news-even-more-chadian-elephants-killed-and-one-ton-of-ivory-seized-in-thailand%E2%80%94is-it-from-chad/

http://www.biglifeafrica.org/blog

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Post  whitestarling on Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:28 pm

Thanks Lai. I'm running out of time, and I thinks this should be read properly, and given time to understand before replyiong will check it later
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:05 am

An update from Nick Brandt about Big Life Foundation - 12th June.

http://www.biglifeafrica.org/blog

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Post  whitestarling on Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:40 am

That really is devastating news. The number of Elelphants being slaughtered is unbelievable, and in many of the Countries where it is happening there seems to be no action being taken by the Governments, only a few voluntary organisations with limited resources are acting to help the Elephants. The percentage drop in Elephant numbers, means that if no action is taken, then in all these Countrys like Chad, Nigeria, and Liberia the Elephant will become extinct. Then the pochers will move on the the rest of Africa to make their foul money

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Post  Safari Maiden on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:52 am

Latest News update from the Blog

RAMPANT POACHING IN ROMBO, AREA OF NEWEST BIG LIFE CAMP, QUICKLY REDUCED BY MULTIPLE ARRESTS BY BIG LIFE RANGERS

From Llewellyn Dyer, Big Life’s Field Commander in Kenya

August 10, 2011

We have known from some time that Big Life urgently needed to establish a presence in Rombo, in the southeastern corner of the eco-system, close to Tsavo West National Park. Poaching has been rampant there, with poachers coming in from Tanzania on a regular basis. Once sufficient donor funds were available, the camp was built in June, with the standard team of 8 rangers plus Landcruiser moving in.
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:59 am

Sad news that poaching is on the increase in Tsavo West - but good news they are raising funds to help fight it. Those rangers all deserve medals for the work they do to protect the wildlife.

Thanks for the update SM

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:52 am

They certainly do Lai, and at least they are having some impact now. Thanks for the update SM
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Post  Doogs on Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:30 pm

Thanks for the update SM - I Agree re the Rangers, they do a sterling job a lot of the time without the credit they deserve
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:59 am

A few from Big Life Foundation

ELEPHANT SAVED FROM DEEPLY-EMBEDDED SNARE IN ROMBO, Aug 2 2012

http://www.biglifeafrica.org/content/elephant-saved-deeply-embedded-snare-rombo-aug-2-2012

A TENTATIVE WAY FORWARD IN AMBOSELI - AUGUST 6 UPDATE

http://www.biglifeafrica.org/content/tentative-way-forward-amboseli-august-6-update

Both worth a quick read. Second article is good news after tragic news.

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:11 am

Thanks Lai, it's great to read two good news stories from Kenya. Fantastic the the Elephant was saved, and if the top level of KWS showed the same dedication of some of those Rangers there would'nt be so many problems that need solving. Like the Amboseli one, at least things are being talked about, and the community have called off the killings, lets hope KWS, and the Government come back with a reasonable, and fair response to the community concerns, about wildlife protection, and revenue issues, and dont try to drag it out. 21 Days from the 6th of August means they should be reporting back in 6 days time so one to watch out for
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Post  Doogs on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:43 pm

Thanks Lai

That poor elephant with that snare on it's leg Crying or Very sad it looked so deep - great to see the vet got it off though and hopefully the elephant will make a full recovery.

I Agree 2nd article is good news after some awful news Sad Hopefully an agreement can be reached between the Maasai and the Kenyan Government - there's too much at stake not to get things sorted out.
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Post  littlewid on Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:15 pm

Good news on both accounts, firstly for the poor elephant who eventually got the snare off his leg, that must have been awful for him and as WS said, if the top people at KWS worked as hard as the rangers things may just be better.

The second article is good news, I hope talks do continue peacefully and all the Foundations outposts remain open and the biggest relief was the comment about no more killing of innocent wildlife.

Thanks for both of those links Lai.

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Post  Laikipia on Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:47 pm

News from Big Life Foundation and they have a new website

http://www.biglife.org/september-22-2012-welcome-to-big-life-s-new-website

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:55 pm

Thanks Lai, their aims are really the only true way that the wildlife of the Mara will continue to exist, and be relatively safe within the inviroment they live in. That is that the Maasai communities and their wildlife see the benifits of co-existance. One to follow in their new format
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Post  Doogs on Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:09 pm

Thanks for the info and website link Lai.

Good to see they are looking to support the relationship between the local Maasai communities and their wildlife - that can only be good for the future of wildlife.

Scary poaching stats affraid - as of September 2012, Big Life's rangers have made 627 arrests and confiscated 1630 weapons/poaching tools since November 2010 Crying or Very sad
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:54 pm

I Agree Doogs - poaching really has reached an all time high again sadly.

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