Today, Environment Secretary Michael Gove MP joined Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference Champion Zac Goldsmith MP on the Tusk Rhino Trail.
Mount Marsabit, in northern Kenya, is an important regional watershed and provides critical habitat for wildlife including elephant, rhino, lion and Grevy’s zebra.
The Lamu Archipelago is one of Kenya’s most popular tourist destinations, famed for its historically important Swahili settlements, traditional dhows, and white sandy beaches. However, keeping these beaches clean and safe – not just for tourists, but especially for endangered turtles – has become a growing challenge, as each high tide brings in a new wave of plastic pollution from the Indian Ocean.
Results from surveys conducted earlier this year and in 2017 confirm that Tusk’s PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) programme is in great demand and is making a real difference to conservation efforts on the ground.
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.
As Animal Friends Insurance launch their Big Cat – Little Cat campaign in support of Tusk, we look at how naming lions can help with their protection, with the CLAWS Conservancy in Botswana.
A team of British amateur cyclists start global 30,000km bike ride with Land's End to John O’Groats adventure to protect African rangers & wildlife
"Before we started working to protect grey crowned cranes most people did not know the bird was endangered and rapidly dying out in Rwanda." - Olivier Nsengimana, Founder, The Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association.
With funding from the UK Government through the IWT Challenge Fund, Tusk provided specialist training to tackle poaching across 15 protected areas.
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.