Protecting Endangered Species

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

Many of the threatened species that Tusk helps protect are also flagship species that we promote to help secure the landscapes in which they are found. In doing so we also protect other wildlife as an important asset for local communities who could continue to benefit from their presence for future generations.

To protect species threatened by poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, intervention is required at every stage of the trade: anti-poaching patrols to stop the killing and supply; international cooperation and tight border controls to stop the trafficking; and awareness campaigns to reduce demand in the destination countries. Since its inception Tusk has invested in anti-poaching efforts throughout Africa, while using our voice and influence to halt the trade.


Green Leaf Gorilla © David Yarrow

Species At Risk

As well as protecting African Elephant, Rhino and Lion, Tusk’s projects are playing a critical role in the survival of Cheetah, Chimpanzee, Eastern Lowland and Mountain Gorillas, Painted Dog, Grevy’s Zebra, Giant Sable, Cape Vulture, Crowned Sifaka, Hawksbill Turtle, and many more....

Tusk Trust - Okapi Conservation

Okapi Conservation Project

The endangered okapi is the only other living member of the giraffe family, and survives only in the forests of war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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.

Brighton Kumchedwa | 2017 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, Winner

Although the wildlife crisis we are facing is terrifying, we are all in a position to make a difference, before it is too late.

Brighton Kumchedwa | 2017 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, Winner

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