Legally protected areas cover just 12% of the world’s land. Therefore, it is not only essential that their protection is rigorously enforced, but also that great effort is taken to conserve important wildlife areas that do not benefit from any legal protection.
Tusk’s project partners support the management of protected areas, particularly through the support of park rangers. We also support a growing number of community-led conservancies (see below), which in many countries hold the key for long-term, sustainable wildlife conservation. In Kenya, for example, conservancies now cover a greater area than national parks.
We also support the conservation of the vital habitat corridors that link wildlife areas and habitat restoration, especially reforestation (see below).