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August 21st 2017:Encore: Predators and Pastoralists- with Tom Hill and BigLife Foundation

Conservation Economics 101: How do we preserve the African pastoralist lifestyle and cultural heritage, while also securing the landscape and the predators who live within it? In 2003, my guest Tom Hill and his colleague Richard Bonham, co-Founder of BigLife Foundation, created the Predator Compensation Fund, an innovation in wildlife conservation strategy that has proven highly successful at saving the great predators of the region– especially lions, reversing their otherwise imminent extinction in the very cradle of their existence. In 2012, Tom helped to conceive, fund, and administer the

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Tom Hill

Tom Hill founding chairman of the Institute of Human Origins in 1981 and a co-founder of The Trust for African Rock Art in 1996, Tom chose in 2000 to devote himself fulltime to philanthropic and non-profit endeavors and moved to rural Kenya, where he co-founded and served as a trustee of the Maasailand Preservation Trust, the mission of which is to stabilize and sustain the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. MPT consolidated operations with BigLife Foundation, serving as Board director and treasurer. Tom was a New York City-based entrepreneur with an MBA in Finance and co-founded the first interactive communications medium, Shoppers Voice, Inc. in 1968. Tom has as
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BigLife Foundation

Big Life Foundation was co-founded by photographer Nick Brandt and award-winning conservationist Richard Bonham in September 2010Since its inception, Big Life has expanded to employ hundreds of local Maasai rangers, protecting 2 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa, and was the first organization in East Africa to establish coordinated cross-border anti-poaching operations. Recognizing that sustainable conservation can only be achieved through a collaborative, community-based approach, Big Life uses innovative conservation strategies to address the greatest threats, reduce the loss of wildlife to poaching, combat the ivory trade, mitigate h
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 18/12/2017 08:00 18/12/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world Conservation Economics 101: How do we preserve the African pastoralist lifestyle and cultural heritage, while also securing the landscape and the predators who live within it? In 2003, my guest Tom Hill and his colleague Richard Bonham, co-Founder of BigLife Foundation, created the Predator Compensation Fund, an innovation in wildlife conservation strategy that has proven highly successful at saving the great predators of the region– especially lions, reversing their otherwise imminent extinction in the very cradle of their existence. In 2012, Tom helped to conceive, fund, and administer the first-ever Maasai Olympics, a sports alternative to lion hunting for Maasai warriors of the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem. Incorporating Western business concepts modified to fit the needs of modern pastoralists is a model for the future. When everyone has a stake in the outcome or consequences, working together is the only way forward. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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