Poaching in Kenya and Tanzania

Dear Gordon,

I hope this message finds you well!

I wanted to reach out and introduce myself -- I work closely with Greg Gubitz at Big Life Foundation, and am based out of Big Life's US entity.

Firstly, thank you very much for your wonderful support of Big Life's mission. This year has certainly resulted in unexpected, and new, challenges for conservation, but partnerships like the one between Big Life and the Gordon and Patricia Gray Animal Welfare Foundation are a true bright spot for us.

As such, I'm happy to report that despite COVID, the water tanks you supported at Lenkilorouti and Ologurto outposts are proceeding as planned and will be finished later this fall. I'll be sure to send you photos and a full report at that time.

To properly acknowledge your role in making this project possible, attached is a mock-up of the signage we want to include on the tanks. Can you please let me know if you approve this language and/or if you would like us to use different wording? Also, I've left a spot for your logo - please send me a copy of your approved logo if you'd like us to include it.

Separately, we just released our 2019 Annual Report. Among other good news, our work resulted in zero elephant or rhino poaching incidents in 2019. This is cause for celebration as the region used to lose up to 15 elephants per year not too long ago. Please see mention of your generosity on pg. 30. https://biglife.org/images/operational-reports/BLF-2019-Annual-Report.pdf

I look forward to hearing from you regarding the water tank acknowledgment. And in the interim, a heartfelt thank you from the entire Big Life team!

All the best,
Alexandra

Alexandra Hostetter, Director of Development and Partnerships