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Good and Bad News from the CITES Conference

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 Fifty-one of the proposals discussed over the fortnight were accepted, five were rejected and six were withdrawn.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.

Tusk Trust - Sera Wildlife Sanctuary

Sera Wildlife Conservancy

In 2001 local Samburu communities formed the Sera Wildlife Conservancy (SWC) with the aim of bringing together three historically rival ethnic groups to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in their traditional lands.

International Wildlife Trade Winners and Losers

Signatory countries of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) regulating wildlife trade have concluded a 10-day meeting in Geneva, securing stronger protection for many species, including giraffes.

Trans-Serengeti Safari 2021

Trans-Serengeti Safari 2021

A unique private safari in support of Tusk across the remotest corners of the Serengeti with the renowned guide Jean du Plessis.

Solomon Chidunuka

Tribute to a Zambian Conservation Hero

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Senior Wildlife Warden Solomon Chidunuka of Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife.

Family © David Yarrow

Habitat Loss

Habitat loss remains the greatest threat to wildlife throughout the world.

Tusk Trust - Lilongwe

Lilongwe Wildlife Trust

Malawi is known for its friendly people and beautiful places but poverty, deforestation and wildlife crime have put the nation’s wildlife under immense pressure

Simon King at Longleat

Killing Time: Talk by Simon King OBE

British naturalist, author, conservationist, television presenter, cameraman and Tusk Ambassador Simon King OBE will share his tales of adventures and misadventures alongside Africa’s dynamic wildlife, as well as his observations of living harmoniously with nature in a modern world. The event is hosted and sponsored by Longleat, and is being held as part of the Living with Wildlife appeal, in partnership with Send a Cow.

White Rhino

Kruger National Park Reports Alarming Decline In Its Rhino Population

South Africa’s Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries and Environmental Affairs has released its 2019-2020 SANParks Annual Report, in which the full impact of rhino poaching in the world-famous Kruger National Park has been fully documented for the first time in some years. The figures report a loss of two-thirds of the park's white rhino population, and one-third of its black rhino population within less than a decade.