BIG LIFE was founded in September 2010 by photographer Nick Brandt in urgent response to the recent dramatic escalation in poaching across much of Africa. Big Life Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems.
With one of the most spectacular elephant populations in Africa being rapidly diminished by poachers, the Amboseli ecosystem that straddles both Kenya and Tanzania became the Foundation’s large-scale pilot project. Multiple fully-equipped teams of community anti-poaching rangers are being placed in newly-built outposts in the critical areas throughout the two million plus acre area.
THE HONEYGUIDE FOUNDATION provides the catalyst for the communities, to have a positive influence on their surrounding natural resources using tourism by providing mechanisms that contribute positively to community sustainability and poverty reduction.
PHOTOGRAPHY 4 LIFE Promoting growth and understanding through photography and writing, that creates awareness and support benefiting projects and communities across East Africa. Photography4life have kindly provided the photographs for this website, additional content and partnershiped in this web construction.
IDEA WILD was founded in 1991 to minimize the loss of biodiversity by empowering people on the front lines of conservation efforts in developing countries. IDEA WILD is unique in the conservation arena and donates basic equipment and supplies for biodiversity research and conservation education projects.
AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FOUNDATION (AEFF) produces films on wildlife, conservation and management of habitats in Kiswahili. AEFF have produced over 30 films and have donated a copy of each film to the Honeyguide Foundation for the mobile cinema unit (MCU).
TOUCHSTONE TRUST who support Pastoralist communities in this region who are experiencing rapid and extensive change, in both the social and ecological arenas. Individuals and families are coping with poverty and with changes in the livestock economy as well as the wide ranging effects of globalisation. Wildlife populations and savannah ecology are changing too as are policies for wildlife management and community-based conservation.
Our focus is on education, but we see this in the broadest terms, as enabling people to acquire knowledge, cultivate skills, enhance their economic prospects, participate in civil society and influence the conditions which affect their communities. Formal schooling is only one part of this process. We are particularly interested in the transition to formal schooling for young children, and in adult education which aims to enhance participation in positive governance and land policy and management.