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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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August 29th 2016:Dreaming Big with Richard Bonham, Big Life Foundation

Today we cap off the trilogy of Big Life Foundation, with my guest Richard Bonham, co-founder and keystone of the trio of creators in the model of Big Life’s structure. Richard grew up in Kenya, witnessing first-hand the increase in human population closely followed by changes in land use, and thus the wildlife, coupled with the increase in human-wildlife conflict. By creating clear links between land use, value and benefit, turned into an economic model where community ‘buy-in’ is critical to the success of any program, Big Life is a lesson in contemporary conservation- which is to bring inno

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Richard Bonham grew up and lived the bush and conservation as the son of game warden Jack Bonham. From flying in the Sudan, Zaire and East Africa, he returned to E. Africa and the safari business and has been a pioneer ever since. From creating the Community Game Scouts with Maasai warriors collecting snares to co-founding Big Life Foundation, to the Maaasailand Preservation Trust setting up health clinics, schools and a wildlife scholarship program that has put hundreds of students through school. From there Big Life pioneered the Predator Compensation Project, an economic incentive based approach securing a future for predators and co-existence within communities. In the mid 90's he was
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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 Today we cap off the trilogy of Big Life Foundation, with my guest Richard Bonham, co-founder and keystone of the trio of creators in the model of Big Life’s structure. Richard grew up in Kenya, witnessing first-hand the increase in human population closely followed by changes in land use, and thus the wildlife, coupled with the increase in human-wildlife conflict. By creating clear links between land use, value and benefit, turned into an economic model where community ‘buy-in’ is critical to the success of any program, Big Life is a lesson in contemporary conservation- which is to bring innovative strategies and collaborative partnerships between communities, NGOs, national parks and government agencies, that the underlying vision and mission is one where resources- people and wildlife and land use-support and elegantly engage locals and visitors alike toward meeting term conservation. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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