Big Life Foundation
Big Life seeks to protect and sustain East Africa’s wildlife and wild lands, including one of the greatest populations of elephants left in East Africa. They use innovative conservation strategies and collaborating closely with local communities, partner NGOs, national parks, and government agencies.
They are the first organisation in East Africa with coordinated anti-poaching teams operating on both sides of the Kenya-Tanzania border. Big Life recognises that sustainable conservation can only be achieved through a community-based collaborative approach. This approach is at the heart of Big Life’s philosophy that conservation supports the people and people support conservation.
Rhinos Without Borders
Rhino poaching is at an all-time high in Africa and is increasing at an alarming rate. The illegal trade in rhino horn has seen the number of these magnificent creatures poached throughout Africa rise significantly in recent years. With a rhino killed every eight hours, more of these African icons are now being lost to poachers every year than are being born. Rhinos Without Borders is a joint initiative between andBeyond and Great Plains Conservation, two leading conservation and tourism companies.
The project aims to translocate 100 rhino from high-risk poaching areas in South Africa to the comparative safety of Botswana. Where appropriate, the rhinos will be transported by air as opposed to road, in order to shorten the journey and lessen the amount of stress placed on the animals. The budget to translocate just one rhino is USD 45 000. The whole project, including ongoing and monitoring and security, requires a total budget of USD 4.5 million.
Sustainable Oceans Society
Shark scientist and co founder of Sustainable Oceans Society, Riley Elliott has worked around the globe, helping raise awareness for shark related issues, and action change. His previous work has ranged from assisting the NZ shark finning ban, stopping the Western Australia shark cull, and filming National Geographic and Discovery Channel shark documentaries. He educates through the use of stimulating visual imagery, and he uses his experience and understanding of sharks to enforce environmental change.
We are proud to be contributing financial support through the sale of 'Great White Shark', to some ground breaking projects that Riley has planned. These projects will allow you as a Part Time Ranger, to literally save the life of a shark, one beverage at a time. Stay tuned.