About us

Space for Giants is an international conservation charity, with more than a decade of experience facilitating the conservation and management of African elephants, and the landscapes they depend on. Headquartered in Kenya, the charity focuses on developing and delivering anti-poaching initiatives, securing protected landscapes for elephants, tackling human-wildlife conflict and providing conservation training and education. Space for Giants is also the implementation charity for the Giants Club, which aims to effectively protect half of Africa’s elephants by 2020.

Max Graham, CEO of Space for Giants: “It is our mission to secure a future for elephants and the natural landscapes they depend on, forever.”

Space for Giants is registered in the UK (charity no: 1159227) and USA (EIN: 47-1805681) and Kenya governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. UK and USA based board members are primarily responsible for international fundraising & awareness creation. African-based board members are primarily responsible for the development & implementation of locally appropriate conservation strategies.

The Space for Giants’ CEO manages day to day operation with the support of an executive team. Financial administration and accounting is executed to the highest standard, in accordance with regulations set by the UK Charity Commission.

Our Approach

Our conservation efforts are currently focused around four key areas:

  1. Wildlife Protection: Building and maintaining real capacity to protect and manage vulnerable populations of large, wild animals in priority landscapes
  2. Securing Habitat: Supporting land-tenure and management arrangements that secure and maintain priority landscapes critical for the survival of large, wild animals
  3. Minimise Costs of Living with Wildlife: Providing technical expertise to reduce costs incurred by people living alongside large, wild animals
  4. Connecting People with Nature: Providing extraordinary experiences that connect the global community with large, wild animals and the natural environments they depend on

Our Team


Dr Max Graham
Founder and CEO

Shamini Jayanathan
Director of Legal Strategy

Maurice Schutgens
Laikipia Programme Manager

George Aike
GIS Officer

Samuel Githui
Project Officer

Daniel Lentipo
Elephant Researcher

Joseph Wahome
Elephant Researcher

Charles Kinyua
MIKE Officer

Salome Gakui
Office Administrator