Last month, the Tusk Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa, brought together a number of our conservation partners for the first time, with the overall aim of “Sharing Success in African Conservation”.
Tusk is extremely grateful to all our sponsors, performers, donors, guests and volunteers that made yesterday’s Tusk Ball at Camden’s Roundhouse such an incredible success. We are thrilled to announce that the event raised approximately £450,000 for our conservation projects in Africa, which we will aim to distribute in grants before the end of the year.
At the Tusk Ball yesterday evening, Tusk's Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, delivered the following speech...
Tusk welcomes today’s announcement by Environment Secretary Michael Gove of the UK Government’s plans to ban sales of ivory of all ages, and the launch of a public consultation to finalise the details.
Last night the fifth annual Tusk Conservation Awards were presented for the first time in Africa at a gala ceremony in Cape Town, and Tusk was extremely honoured that three of the country’s most eminent public figures – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, former First Lady, Mrs Graça Machel, and former President F W de Klerk – presented the awards on behalf of Tusk’s Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge.
PRESS STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF WAYNE LOTTER
One morning – at the foot of a tree on the African plain – a strange creature is found. It’s fluffy and puffy. What can it be? The meerkats declare it is a wild Fluffalump.
Tusk’s conceptual garden at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show was finally unveiled to the public yesterday, and has already been attracting a great deal of attention.
The 18th Safaricom Marathon, hosted by Tusk and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, took place on Saturday 24th June and once again attracted approximately 1,400 runners, of which almost 100 completed the full marathon.
Announcing the shortlist for the fifth Tusk Awards for Conservation in Africa, Charlie Mayhew, CEO said “Thanks to the extraordinary achievements of all this year’s entrants, choosing just three finalists was an almost impossible task. And for the first time, the judges have chosen two finalists for the frontline Wildlife Ranger Award.”
‘Do More for Africa’ is an initiative between Avios and Tusk offering the opportunity for three lucky Britons to win a two-week volunteer stay at one of three projects in Southern Africa, focusing on conservation, community support and education.
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…