Eden © David Yarrow

The Challenge

The challenges facing the people and wildlife in Africa are greater than ever. The world is experiencing an extinction crisis. We are losing species at between 1,000 and 10,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, caused almost entirely by human activity. This will only worsen as the human population continues to grow and consume ever more natural resources.

Family © David Yarrow

Habitat Loss

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

Mankind © David Yarrow

Human-Wildlife Conflict

Human-wildlife conflict is already one of the greatest threats to important populations of Africa’s carnivores and elephants.

CSL Rangers & Elephant

The Devastating Impact Of COVID-19 In Africa

The collapse in tourism and the overall economy as a resulf of Covid has had a devastating impact on rural livelihoods and conservation efforts. Most of our project partners had to drastically cut their budgets, reduce staff and salaries. At the same time, local people have lost their livelihoods, and many have turned to bushmeat hunting to survive.

Green Leaf Gorilla © David Yarrow

Species at Risk

Tusk’s projects protect more than 40 threatened species and their habitat.

David Attenborough

Africa is a frontline of conservation. In Africa people are getting killed in the name of conservation. It's hard. It's tough.

David Attenborough

How precious it is …

At the Tusk Conservation Awards 2016, Prince William presented Sir David Attenborough with a surprise award for his contribution to wildlife conservation.

In his speech, Sir David described the just how important it is to protect Africa’s wildlife: "What survives now is just a fragment of what there was. But how precious it is. What a vision it gives us of humanity’s past; of the world’s past. And how crucial it is that it has to be protected, and should remain."

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