Twenty years ago Africa was in the midst of a poaching crisis. Black rhino were on the brink of extinction (just 2,000 remained) and the African elephant population was being slaughtered at a rate of 100,000 each year, just for their ivory. Drastic times required urgent action.
Tusk was established in response to an urgent need to halt the decline in Africa’s natural heritage and find a way to combine the interests of people and wildlife alike
The Lewa Half Marathon is run every year in the Lewa Conservancy, Kenya. This year, we shall be running it in support of the Tusk Trust. The primary objective of the Lewa Half Marathon is to raise funds for conservation and community projects in Kenya. Tusk's current portfolio of 40 field projects spread across 17 African countries is designed not only to protect wildlife, particularly endangered species, but to help alleviate poverty and encourage sustainable development and education amongst many poor rural communities who live along side wildlife.
Team Imagine Africa, Imagine Latin America and Campbell-Bell Communications are now in full training for this half marathon! Last year we ran the Fleet Half Marathon – this year we have gone to new levels: we will be running at 1600m above sea level (London = 14m); we will be running in Kenyan heat and sun (not Hampshire cold and rain!) And we are determined to raise even more money for Tusk Trust!
Please dig deep and help us reach our target - thank you from all of us at Imagine Travel HQ.