The Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, a former cattle ranch restored as a wildlife area since the 1980s, is managed by the Malilangwe Trust for biodiversity conservation, community development and sustainable ecotourism.
Last week, representatives from 45 Tusk-supported projects across 16 African countries assembled at the Mt Kenya Safari Club in Kenya for the Tusk Conservation Symposium. Generously sponsored by ISPS Handa, the 4-day gathering provided a rare opportunity for them to share their impressive expertise and collaborate.
For the past week a devastating fire has been raging across the Mount Kenya region. Fuelled by very high temperatures and winds, it has already destroyed 20,000 hectares of moorland within the mountain ecosystem. Tusk has provided $10,000 (£7,500) in emergency funding to help the Mount Kenya Trust prevent the spread of the fire and restrict the damage, but more is needed.
The annual Tusk Conservation Awards are a celebration of successful conservation that is being undertaken across the African continent by individuals who are dedicated to their work and cause. Developed by Tusk Trust in partnership with Investec Asset Management the Awards are an accolade in the truest sense. They recognise the unsung heroes of conservation, who are nominated by their peers without their prior knowledge, in recognition of their outstanding and inspirational efforts to conserve Africa’s natural heritage. If you would like to nominate your conservation hero visit www.tuskawards.com
An annual survey of consumers has shown that demand for ivory in China has dropped to less than half the level it was before the country introduced a domestic ban on trade. Tusk has welcomed the news while cautioning that there is “no room for complacency”.
The 21 unique works of art will now go under the hammer at the world-renowned Christie's auction house in London on Tuesday 9 October. Registration for online bidding is available now via artsy.net/tusk-auction
At the Tusk Ball yesterday evening, Tusk's Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, delivered the following speech...
Delegates at this week’s London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade have led a call to arms that the mass trafficking of wildlife must be treated with the same severity as drug and people trafficking.
The Tusk Rhino Trail sculptures have raised an extraordinary £624,000 at auction.
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.