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Big Life Foundation announces a decline in poaching for first quarter of 2017

Good news from Tusk’s partner The Big Life Foundation as they announce a decline in poaching in the first quarter of 2017 – their hard work alongside that of the KWS (Kenya Wildlife Service) is beginning to pay off! The combined efforts have also made progress in addressing the rise in human-elephant conflict, but there is still a long way to go…

Tusk Conservation Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society 2016

A Win-Win Solution for Mountain Gorillas and People

The continued growth of the mountain gorilla population in central Africa is a rare conservation success story, and having devoted much of her life to their protection, Dr Gladys Kalema Zikusoka has been a major contributor to this.

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Tusk and others call for a TOTAL ban on UK ivory sales

Tusk is among almost 100 wildlife conservationists, biologists, wildlife trade experts, MPs and others that have sent an open letter calling on the British Government to implement a total ban on the ivory trade within the UK, and to continue taking a strong lead in the battle to stop the illegal wildlife trade.

Ivory

Good and Bad News from the CITES Conference

Having addressed Tusk’s Time for Change event on the eve of the CITES conference, now that the conference is over CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon has hailed it as “a game changer that will be remembered as a point in history when the tide turned in favor of ensuring the survival of our most vulnerable wildlife”. Fifty-one of the proposals discussed over the fortnight were accepted, five were rejected and six were withdrawn. Governments agreed to take stronger actions in combating illegal wildlife trade, higher protection for entire groups of species, targeted demand reduction strategies for illegally traded wildlife, and agreement on closer engagement with rural communities.

Prince William at The View from The Shard 'Time for Change' event on September 22, 2016 in London, England.

Prince William Calls for Worldwide Ban on Ivory Sales

In an impassioned speech broadcast live from The View from The Shard London, Prince William today urged an audience of millions worldwide to join him now in the fight to save the elephant and rhino from certain death at the hands of ruthless criminal gangs profiting from the £20 billion a year illegal wildlife trade.

Elephants Roaming on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy © Abbie Trayler-Smith - Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal

Alarming Results from The Great Elephant Census

The highly anticipated results of the Great Elephant Census have been released, reconfirming all of our fears about the scale of the poaching crisis, with the savanna elephant population declining by 30% in the past seven years.

Painted Dog Conservation © Nicholas Dyer

The Success of Immersive Conservation Education

Poaching remains the single biggest threat to not only African wild dogs but all wildlife in the buffer zone surrounding Hwange National Park, which is defined as the core operating area for Painted Dog Conservation (PDC).

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