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Tusk Trust

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We support innovative projects to accelerate African-driven conservation


Poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict are having a devastating impact on Africa's wildlife, and the challenges currently facing the people and wildlife in Africa are greater than ever.  The world is experiencing an extinction crisis - we are losing species at between 1000 and 10,000 times the natural extinction rate, and this is caused almost entirely by human activity.

The illegal wildlife trade is one of the principle threats to wildlife, particularly iconic species such as the rhino, elephant and lion, which are poached for their horns, tusks, teeth, claws and bones.  The African elephant population has fallen by over 90% in the last century, and by 30% in the last seven years alone, largely due to poaching. An estimated 100 African elephants are killed by poachers per day, leaving this remarkable species - and many others -  vulnerable to extinction. 

Over the last 30 years, Tusk has been working to advance wildlife conservation across Africa, pioneering a range of successful conservation initiatives in more than 20 countries. Through anti-poaching initiatives, the support of protected areas (including the support of park rangers), habitat protection and environmental education, Tusk aims to shape a tomorrow where the people of Africa can reconnect with nature, understand it's inherent value and protect it for future generations.

The COVID-19 crisis has had a devastating effect on both tourism and donor income and, with little chance of African economies recovering quickly, more and more areas are reporting local bushmeat hunting and habitat encroachment.  This is being seen as the most serious wildlife conservation challenge for decades and, with habitats and wildlife populations already under great pressure, could result in further population declines and even local extinctions of some species.

Please give what you can to ensure that Tusk and their conservation partners can continue their critical work across Africa, to help secure a future for African wildlife.

About the charity

Tusk Trust

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RCN 1186533
For over 30 years, Tusk has helped pioneer a range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 African countries, safeguarding millions of hectares of ecosystems, empowering local communities and increasing protection for some of the continent's most treasured threatened species.

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