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Advancing Conservation Across Africa

The Tusk Story

What We Do

Tusk’s mission is to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa.

The charity has earned a reputation for providing a highly efficient solution for funding wildlife conservation programmes. We partner with the most effective local organisations, investing in their in-depth knowledge and expertise. By supporting and nurturing their conservation programmes, we help accelerate growth from an innovative idea to a scalable solution.

We also build long lasting relationships with our donors and seek to invest in long-term solutions because sustainable conservation needs sustained funding.

For almost 30 years, we have helped pioneer an impressive range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 countries, increasing vital protection for over 10 million acres of land and more than 40 different threatened species. But the threat to Africa’s unique natural heritage remains real and more urgent than ever.

With your generous support, Tusk can, and will, continue to have a positive impact across Africa.

Despite facing some of the greatest conservation challenges to international conservation in history, Tusk continues to be a shining light in what are tragically dark times for Africa’s wildlife.

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Why Tusk?

The Challenge

Poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict are having a devastating impact on Africa’s wildlife. Finding space for both people and wildlife to co-exist is the ultimate conservation challenge …

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The Solutions

Tusk works with its project partners to find sustainable solutions to preserve critical habitats, protect endangered species, combat the illegal wildlife trade, empower local communities and promote environmental education.

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Map of Africa Countries in Africa that has projects supported by Tusk Angola Burundi Benin Burkina Faso Botswana Central African Republic Côte d'Ivoire Cameroon Democratic Republic of Congo Congo Djibouti Algeria Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Ghana Guinea Gambia Guinea-Bissau Equatorial Guinea Kenya Liberia Libya Lesotho Morocco Madagascar Mali Mozambique Mauritania Malawi Namibia Niger Nigeria Rwanda Western Sahara Sudan S. Sudan Senegal Sierra Leone Swaziland Chad Togo Tunisia Tanzania Uganda South Africa Zambia Zimbabwe Somalia

Tusk currently supports over 60 projects in 20 countries.

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Victory in The King's Cup for Tusk & ambassador Bear Grylls!

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went head to head in The King’s Cup on Thursday 8 August raising awareness and funds for eight causes. It was however Isle of Wight-born adventurer and long-standing Tusk ambassador Bear Grylls, who won both races and therefore the King’s Cup for Tusk.

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Tusk Conservation Lecture 2019

Lions, Leadership and Local Communities: A compelling talk revealing how an innovative conservation alliance is strengthening communities, empowering women, and helping secure Africa's wild lion populations.

Safaricom Marathon 2019

20th Safaricom Marathon A Big Success

Marking its 20th Anniversary, this year’s Safaricom Marathon, hosted by Tusk and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, once again saw more than 1,400 runners from over 40 countries tackling the incredibly challenging yet breathtakingly beautiful course in northern Kenya.

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New Land Rover Defender Tested In Kenya With Tusk

Land Rover sent a prototype of the eagerly awaited New Defender - wearing a special Tusk-branded camouflage wrap - to the Lewa-Borana Landscape in Laikipia, northern Kenya, to be put through its paces by Tusk and our partners.

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Leave a Legacy to Tusk

Leaving a gift to Tusk in your Will is one of the most powerful ways of making a difference. Not only does it allow us to plan ahead and do so much more, but we know that every legacy represents someone who cared enough about our work to make a real difference.

How to help

  • Donate

    With your generous support, Tusk can, and will, continue to make a lasting difference for the wildlife and people of Africa. More than 80% of your donation will go directly towards the cause.

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