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 Fifty-one of the proposals discussed over the fortnight were accepted, five were rejected and six were withdrawn.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.
The Tusk Rhino Trail sculptures have raised an extraordinary £624,000 at auction.
Brian Jackman - Britain's foremost writer on wildlife and safaris - looks at the survival of Africa’s most majestic big cats.
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.
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.
Land Rover sent a prototype of the eagerly awaited New Defender - wearing a special Tusk-branded camouflage wrap - to the Lewa-Borana Landscape in Laikipia, northern Kenya, to be put through its paces by Tusk and our partners. As part of the test, the Defender was able to help support an exercise to GPS-collar a lion and support tracking operations.
Tusk’s Royal Patron, The Duke of Cambridge, this morning joined an online forum with leading African conservationists to discuss the impacts of the global pandemic on the sector, its implications on wildlife and communities and the solutions being adopted across the continent.
Tusk is joining forces with Send a Cow to launch the Living with Wildlife appeal to protect the people and wildlife of Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda.
At a ceremony held at Clardige's in London HRH The Duke of Cambridge celebrated the remarkable work of three of Africa's pioneering conservationists, honouring their achievements at the third annual Tusk Awards for Conservation in Africa.
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