The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy works as a model and catalyst for the conservation of wildlife and its habitat.
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 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.
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.
Grevy’s Zebra Trust (GZT) works closely with communities to combat threats from habitat degradation, lack of dry season water access, and hunting by nomadic pastoralists.
“One of the top ten races to run in your life.” -- Runner’s World
Tusk’s Safaricom Marathon, organised in partnership with Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, is regarded as one of the world’s top ten marathons. This unique event has raised millions of dollars since 2000 to fund Tusk's wildlife conservation, community development, education and healthcare initiatives across Kenya.
“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 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.
"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.