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.
Renowned British explorer, writer, photographer and Tusk Ambassador Levison Wood recounts a collection of stories and anecdotes from his travels across Africa, mixing tales from his previous adventurous treks with a personal insight into the issues of conservation facing us all today. The event is sponsored by Forevermark, and is being held as part of the Living with Wildlife appeal, in partnership with Send a Cow.
Earlier today, participants in Kenya entered the 20th Safaricom Marathon, hosted by Tusk and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, with approximately 1,200 participants registering within 1½ hours. With further runners coming from overseas, a total of 1,400 are once again expected to participate in the event, which this year will take place on Saturday 29th June.
Marking its 20th Anniversary, this year’s Safaricom Marathon, hosted by Tusk and the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, once again saw more than 1,400 runners from over 40 countries tackling the incredibly challenging yet breathtakingly beautiful course in northern Kenya.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy works as a model and catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat.
The continued growth of the mountain gorilla population in central Africa is a rare conservation success story, and having devoted much of her life to their protection, Dr Gladys Kalema Zikusoka has been a major contributor to this.
The community programme is based on in-depth consultations with the rural population to secure their participation in the scheme and guarantee that tangible benefits of wildlife conservation reach the local people.
“What motivates me is the responsibility of showing elephant babies that they have come to the right place, the right family.” - Dorothy Florence Lowakutuk
The Ride 4 Rangers team is halfway through their cumulative bike ride challenge. Aiming for a 30,000km total distance – the equivalent of circumnavigating Africa. Ben Morison, the organiser and driving force behind the challenge, gives us an update from the road.
The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) was established in 1996 to give natural resource managers, at all levels, the motivation and skills they need to become partners in saving the continent's natural heritage.