Valuing Nature

Only if we value nature will we protect it.

Gladiator © David Yarrow

Africa has the world’s youngest population, and by 2050 more than half of the population will live in cities. Throughout the world, a rapidly urbanising society is losing its connection to nature. With technologically enhanced, city lifestyles, people no longer need to know how to read the signs of the natural world, nor follow the rhythm of nature to subsist.  And they are then less likely to notice, or even care, when things start to go wrong.

This growing disconnect with nature and lack of understanding of its complexity and significance is increasingly being seen as much of a threat to wildlife and natural habitats as the other more tangible threats.

Education Africa

Environmental Education

Environmental education is the key to long-term change. Today’s schoolchildren are tomorrow’s custodians of the natural world

Tusk Conservation Awards

The annual Tusk Conservation Awards were established in 2013 in partnership with Ninety One and in conjunction with HRH The Duke of Cambridge, to celebrate the achievements of extraordinary people whose work protecting Africa’s irreplaceable natural heritage might otherwise go unnoticed.

Graça Machel | Former First Lady of South Africa | Tusk Conservation Awards 2017

It's our planet to leave it as a legacy to our children and grandchildren.

Graça Machel | Former First Lady of South Africa | Tusk Conservation Awards 2017

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