Wildlife Conservation in East Africa
Big Life Foundation employs hundreds of Maasai anti-poaching rangers using tracker dogs and aerial surveillance to protect nearly 2 million acres of wilderness, including one of the greatest populations of elephants left in East Africa in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem. Since 2008 a dramatic escalation in poaching has been fed by a surge in demand for ivory and other animal parts from China and other parts of Asia. Chillingly, at the rate of current poaching there will be no elephants or lions left in the African wild within 15 years. Big Life sounds the alarm for an urgent need to halt this destruction. Protected iconic fauna include elephants as well as Eastern black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, hippo, zebra and many more. Big Life has established a successful sustainable conservation model through community collaborations benefiting all.
Cost: Free; donations will be given to Big Life Foundation in support of their work.
Phone: (541) 389-0785
Event url: https://oregon2.sierraclub.org/juniper-group/about/meetings
16 NW Kansas
Bend, OR 97701