Grant Announcement: Big Life Foundation
Empowers Africa is delighted to make a grant to support elephant anti-poaching efforts in Tanzania and Kenya for the salaries of rangers who are trained to conduct anti-poaching activities, set up and maintain anti-poaching camps and conduct surveillance of the 2 million acre area that Big Life protects in the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem.
This grant was made possible through the generosity of Frances Schultz, Karen Lawson-Johnston and Mark Brendon Smith.
With an emphasis on anti-poaching, Big Life Foundation was founded to conserve the wildlife and the lands of East Africa. As the only organization operating on both sides of the Kenya/Tanzania border, Big Life’s teams are in a unique position to coordinate the pursuit of poachers who previously escaped arrest.
Big Life employs nearly 300 local Maasai, making it the largest single employer in the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem.