The Lamu Archipelago is one of Kenya’s most popular tourist destinations, famed for its historically important Swahili settlements, traditional dhows, and white sandy beaches. However, keeping these beaches clean and safe – not just for tourists, but especially for endangered turtles – has become a growing challenge, as each high tide brings in a new wave of plastic pollution from the Indian Ocean.
As wilderness areas become ever more fragmented the probability that infectious diseases will be transmitted between domestic animals and wildlife increases. Global Animal Health Tanzania (GAHT) works to reduce the likelihood and impact of these events in the buffer zones around the Serengeti ecosystem where people, their dogs and livestock mix with numerous wildlife species.
Some exciting news for all our supporters! We are running a photographic competition with Photocrowd and we’re giving away 2 sets of prizes.
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.
Dr Alayne Cotterill PhD Founder and Director of Lion Landscapes tells us more about how the project's rangers are tackling conflict between people and lions.
At the end of May 2019, Tusk CEO, Charlie Mayhew travelled out to Kenya with a team from Land Rover to put a prototype of the New Defender through its paces at the Borana Wildlife Conservancy in Laikipia, northern Kenya.
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. As part of the test, the Defender was able to help support an exercise to GPS-collar a lion and support tracking operations.
The GenerationTusk Comedy Night sponsored by Emso was a huge success!
Announcing the shortlist for the 2019 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, Charlie Mayhew, Tusk Trust CEO said: "Thanks to the dedication of these extraordinary men and women working on the front line of conservation, there is a brighter future for Africa's wildlife. To them extinction is simply not an option.”
Tusk are delighted to announce that at last night’s (May 9) Tusk Ball we raised over £500k for our conservation projects in Africa, which we will distribute in grants before the end of the year. We are indebted to everyone who made the event at Kensington Palace possible and supported us, in particular Rory Bremner, Deborah Meaden, James Lewis, Katherine Jenkins and John Owen-Jones.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will host the inaugural sailing regatta The King’s Cup this summer to raise awareness and funds for eight of Their Royal Highnesses’ patronages, including Tusk.