Habitat Protection

Tusk’s projects provide vital protection for over 10 million acres of land.

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).

Northern Rangers Trust - Namunyak

Northern Rangelands Trust

The Northern Rangelands Trust was established in 2004 to develop community wildlife conservancies in northern Kenya. Thirty-nine member conservancies now represent more than 700,000 people, many from traditional cattle herding communities.

Canopy walkway in the Volta Region of Ghana, initiated by Herp-Ghana.

Protecting Ghana's Amphibians Through Ecotourism

Tusk has been involved with Herp Ghana since 2021 when Dr Caleb Ofori-Boateng was a finalist for the Tusk award for Conservation in Africa. As the first person to study and work for the protection of amphibians in Ghana, Caleb’s work with the government and communities has been impactful and inspiring.

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