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Advancing Conservation Across Africa

The Tusk Story

What We Do

Wildlife ranger, wildlife and communities together in Africa

Tusk accelerates the impact of African-driven conservation.

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 over 30 years, we have helped pioneer an impressive range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 countries, increasing vital protection for over 50 million hectares 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 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 50 projects in 20 countries.

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Latest News

Group shot at the Tusk Conservation Symposium 2024.

Evolution in African Conservation: Tusk Conservation Symposium 2024

50 representatives from Tusk-supported projects across 19 African countries joined together in Rwanda for the fourth Tusk Conservation Symposium. This initiative, designed to foster collaboration between leading conservationists was generously sponsored by Nick Maughan Foundation and JRS Biodiversity Foundation.

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Shop Tusk's Clothing Range

We've joined forces with Teemill to offer a range of Tusk inspired clothing that doesn't cost the earth. Made from certified organic cotton, powered by renewable energy - and most importantly - designed from the start to be sent back to us for remanufacturing at the end of its lifecycle, the Teemill range is part of the world's first circular economy for fashion where there is no waste.

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Africa’s Birds of Prey Show Extensive Population Collapse

Evidence from a recent study has painted an alarming picture for the future of Africa’s savanna birds of prey. With large-scale population collapse and increasing dependence on protected areas, is there an extinction crisis threatening African raptors?

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Pan African Conservation Education (PACE)

Created by Tusk and Siren Conservation Education, our Pan African Conservation Education progamme (PACE) is all about sharing simple ideas to make big changes. PACE supports conservation and sustainability education, providing ideas, information and training for teachers and learners across Africa.

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Leave a Gift to Tusk in your Will

Every donation we receive makes a huge difference to our work, but gifts left in Wills are particularly special to us. Making, or even updating, a Will and leaving a gift to Tusk coundn't be easier these days, with a number of options available.

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