PRESS RELEASE: Announcing the shortlist for the 2018 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, Charlie Mayhew, CEO of Tusk Trust said, “The incredible efforts and inspirational leadership of this year’s finalists offer both great hope and a way forward to secure the future of Africa’s endangered wildlife.”
Each year on 31 July the world honours and celebrates the vital work rangers do as Earth’s guardians, risking their lives to defend wildlife and wild places. Tusk pays tribute to these incredible conservationists with its annual Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award, and for World Ranger Day, we caught up with last year's winners - Solomon Chidunuka and Lucky Ndlovu - to find out what impact winning the award has had on their work.
Lewis fails to consider our moral obligation to an iconic species, as well as the UK’s potential to influence and support global action to halt the march of the fourth largest criminal industry in the world.
Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire has created a new home for Tusk’s striking ‘Not For Sale’ garden. This unique exhibit was designed to raise awareness of the devastating slaughter of endangered African elephant populations for the ivory trade.
The 19th Safaricom Marathon, hosted by Tusk and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, was this year graced by Her Excellency the First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta, who started the race and visited some of the important conservation and community work that it supports.
For the first time in several decades, the number of mountain gorillas has grown to over 1,000!
Tusk has recently begun supporting the ground-breaking efforts of IRDNC in protecting Namibia’s spectacular Kunene region through a genuine partnership between communal conservancies and the government.
Tusk welcomes today’s announcement from the UK’s Secretary of State for The Environment, Michael Gove, confirming that the UK Government will ban ivory sales to protect the future of elephants in Africa and Asia.
Earlier this week the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, was put down at the age of 45 following serious health issues that meant he could no longer stand up.
This year, Tusk has once again been really overwhelmed by the generosity of so many donors, helping us do more than ever before through our long-standing partners.
Driven by the fact that lions may now number as few as twenty thousand in the wild, the team of designers and craftsmen at Grant Macdonald wanted to create a unique piece to raise awareness and funds in support of Tusk and our efforts to protect lions.
The wildlife in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park has doubled over the past 5 years thanks to the commitment and dedication of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and the Uganda Conservation Foundation (UCF).