With effect from 1 January 2020, Tusk Trust has incorporated as a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee: Tusk Trust Limited.
As we near the end of 2019, Tusk is grateful to all our supporters for what has been another incredible year. We have been really overwhelmed by the generosity of so many donors, helping us do more than ever through our long-standing partners. The Tusk Ball In May raised an incredible £530,000, while our annual Safaricom Marathon in Kenya generated a further £350,000 for our work.
Last night, the seventh annual Tusk Conservation Awards were presented at a glittering ceremony at London's Empire Cinema, Leicester Square. Congratulating the finalists, Tusk's Royal Patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge spoke of how they and their colleagues are "truly inspiring and give us all hope that change is truly possible".
The new PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) Kit 'Green and Sustainable Nurseries', is used to make tree nurseries, school and community gardens more environmentally friendly, and introduces principles of sustainability with wide-reaching application.
The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award winner has just been announced as Benson Kanyembo, Law Enforcement Advisor from Conservation South Luangwa, Zambia. Benson will be awarded the ‘Conservation Oscar’ at The Tusk Conservation Awards 2019, in partnership with Investec Asset Management. The Awards take place at a glittering ceremony on 21 November at London's Empire Cinema, Leicester Square.
Last week, representatives from 45 Tusk-supported projects across 16 African countries assembled at the Mt Kenya Safari Club in Kenya for the Tusk Conservation Symposium. Generously sponsored by ISPS Handa, the 4-day gathering provided a rare opportunity for them to share their impressive expertise and collaborate.
Last night at the Royal Geographical Society in London, Dr Alayne Cotterill and Dr Amy Dickman from Pride Lion Conservation Alliance delivered the 2019 Tusk Conservation Lecture. They spoke of how their innovative conservation alliance is strengthening communities, empowering women, and helping secure Africa's wild lion populations.
Director of Programmes at Tusk, Sarah Watson, is setting off on the 5 day For Rangers Ultra Marathon (UM4R) a 230km race split into 5 stages crossing five wildlife conservancies in East Africa.
Signatory countries of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) regulating wildlife trade have concluded a 10-day meeting in Geneva, securing stronger protection for many species, including giraffes.
Tusk's Year of the Lion photo competition in association with Photocrowd ran throughout July, and to mark World Lion Day, the results can now be announced!
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.
The Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP) team has been working at the forefront of lion conservation for the past ten years. Project Director Dr Amy Dickman tells us more about their work.