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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.

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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 Fifty-one of the proposals discussed over the fortnight were accepted, five were rejected and six were withdrawn.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).

Protecting Kenyas Coastline

Protecting Kenya's Coastline

Kenya's coastal region has seen huge change in the last 30 years.  With a significant population growth, a sharp rise in the cost of living, and the fluctuations in tourism, the coastal communities are under increasing pressure. 

Prince William & Ellie Goulding at Charity Polo Day 2016

Ellie Goulding Joins Princes to Support Tusk at Polo Event

Princes William and Harry participated in their first charity polo match of the season at the weekend raising a total of £125,000 to support the work of both Tusk and Sentebale. Taking part in the annual Audi Polo Challenge at Coworth Park, the Princes’ Audi Ultra Team came away with a narrow win against Team Audi Quattro, scoring 5 goals to 4.

Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood Discusses Music, Art and Wildlife in Support of Tusk

The contemporary Ham Yard Hotel in Soho hosted an evening with Tusk’s longest-standing patron in its state-of-the-art theatre last night. Approximately 200 guests enjoyed listening to Charlie Mayhew, CEO of Tusk, interview the rock and roll legend who has a keen interest in African conservation and has supported the charity since 1990.

A Step Back for South Africa?

In a move that would prove a disastrous step back for the country's conservation efforts, South Africa's high court has upheld a decision to legalize domestic sales of rhinoceros horn.

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