Tusk@tusk_org

Protecting Wildlife, Supporting Communities and Promoting Education throughout Africa.

tuskawards.com/nominate-now/

403 posts 28,400 followers 391 following

Tusk

Saving elephants one pullover at a time!! 🐘🐘 With funds from Tusk, ranger’s wives have been busy knitting woolen pullovers and hats for all the rangers in Yankari Game Reserve. Long nights on patrol inside the reserve can get very cold and the thick pullovers and hats help keep the rangers alert and ready to respond to any emergency.

The Yankari Game Reserve is home to Nigeria’s largest surviving elephant population, estimated at 350 individuals. Poaching, human-elephant conflict and illegal cattle grazing also pose significant threats to the animals and the park. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been co-managing Yankari, with the Bauchi State Government since 2009, by supporting park staff and local communities. @yankarigreserve
To read more about the work that is being doing at Yankari visit our Tusk Projects on our website! Click on the link 🔗 in our bio 👆!
.
.
.
#ConservationHero #TuskTalk #Yankari #nigeria #elephants #FashionForConservation #TuskTalk #conservation #africa #rangers #clothing #community #people #wildlife #picoftheday


7

Tusk

A huge thank you to all of you that have supported Tusk over the last year! Due to your support we can continue funding wildlife conservation programmes across the African continent.
With your generous support, Tusk can, and will, continue to have a positive impact across Africa.

Thanks @beargrylls for all your incredible support!! .
.
.
#TuskTrust #ConservationHeroes #people #community #wildlife #africa #beargrylls #thankyou #conservation #protectheplanet #tuskorg #support #savetheplanet #vidoftheday #instamoments


5

Tusk

Julius, Lucky and Solomon are extraordinary people, that work tirelessly to protect our most vulnerable animals! They are all winners of the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award!
The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award gives international recognition to the men and women who face danger every day to protect Africa’s wildlife. Rangers often work for little reward, risking and regularly losing their lives to protect the world’s wildlife and its fragile ecosystems!
If you know a Wildlife Ranger who deserves recognition for the amazing conservation work they do in Africa then please NOMINATE them now for the 2019 Tusk Awards!
Click on the link 🔗 in our bio 👆 to nominate someone extraordinary!
.
.
.
#TuskAward #ForAllTheyDo #ConservationHeroes #ranger #wildlife #wildliferanger #heroes #africa #people #community #protectors #extraordinarypeople #thankyou #nominate
@sanparks @wildlifecollege @frankfurt.zoological.society @conservationsouthluangwa @ugwildlife @ugandaconservationfoundation


13

Tusk

#Repost @biglifeafrica An AMAZING effort by all those involved in rescuing Tim one of Africa’s largest and most magnificent elephants, an icon of Amboseli! @kenyawildlifeservice @dswt 🐘🐘🐘 UNEARTHING TIM: The Battle to Rescue an Amboseli Icon
Mondays don’t start much worse than this: a big bull elephant stuck in the mud deep in the Kimana swamp. Our hearts sank. An aerial view confirmed the worst: Tim, one of Africa’s largest and most magnificent elephants, clearly in serious trouble.
Big Life rangers responded immediately, but the outlook wasn’t good. Tim was up to his neck in mud and immobilized, with no chance of escaping on his own. Nor was there a way for a vehicle to get close to him. Failure—Tim’s death—was a real possibility.
Everyone got to work. How do you pull a 6-ton object out of a suction pit, when that object is alive, thrashing, and has no idea the people around him are trying to help? Tim was understandably aggressive, stressed, and tiring fast.
Luckily, support was on the way from all over Kenya. A @KenyaWildlifeService tractor had been steadily chugging in from Amboseli since the alert was sounded, and our experienced friends at @DSWT were also wrapping their heads around how to pull Tim. To read the full story head to @biglifeafrica page! To read about the work our project partner and @biglifeafrica do then click on the link 🔗 in our bio 👆
.
.
.
#elephant #rescue #wildlife #conservation #incrediblestory #conservationheroes #kenya #amboseli #africa #gentlegiants #picoftheday #instamoments


39

Tusk

An evening with @levison.wood in aid of Tusk!
Don’t miss this chance to hear Levison Wood, the renowned British explorer, writer and photographer. Levison's most ambitious expedition to date - a 5,000-mile circumnavigation of the Arabian peninsula from Syria to Lebanon – has inspired fascinating tales and insights.

As Tusk’s newest Ambassador, Levison will be talking about his collaboration with the charity and will also be signing his latest book: “Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East”. The event will be held on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 from 19:00 – 20:30 GMT at Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ, United Kingdom!

To book tickets or for moreinformation click on the link 🔗 in the bio 👆
.
.
.
#Tusk4Change #LevisonWood #tusktrust #timeoutlondon #London #talk #conservation #adventure #explore #travel #travelgram #wildlife #people #community #picoftheday #instamoment


4

Tusk

Human-wildlife conflict is a major threat to lions which are killed indiscriminately in retaliation for the loss of livestock or human life.

@lionlandscapes are introducing Lion Rangers in response to requests for help from local livestock owners to reduce livestock killed by lions and avoid lions being killed in retaliation. This initiative supports the Collaring for Coexistence program.

Please support Lion Landscapes Lion Rangers, who are working hard to protect Laikipia's livestock, livelihoods and lions: https://www.lionlandscapes.org/rangers.

Tusk has supported the ongoing costs of the collaring and monitoring programme. With the arrival of new livestock an ongoing threat, the system needs to be fully functional at all times to respond to this unpredictable situation.

Photo by @amivitale
@kenyawildlifeservice @nature_org @nature_africa @houstonzoo @sandiegozoo
@savetheelephants @loisaba_conservancy are working together to reduce conflict between humans and lions for the benefit of people and nature in northern Kenya.
.
.
.
#lion #cat #bigcat #catsofinstagram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #kenya #africa #conservation #rangers #conservationhero #people #community #instamoment


2

Tusk

The 2019 Tusk Award Nominations are NOW OPEN!
If you know someone who deserves recognition for the amazing conservation work they do in Africa then please nominate them!

There are 3 awards up for grabs:
Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa, is a lifetime achievement award, recognising an outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution to conservation in Africa. This prestigious award is sponsored by Investec Asset Management.
Tusk Conservation Award in Africa award is given to an individual who has been judged to be emerging as a leading conservationist in recognition of their outstanding contribution to, and considerable success, in their chosen field. @landrover_uk
Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award gives international recognition to the men and women who face danger every day to protect Africa’s wildlife. Rangers often work for little reward, risking and regularly losing their lives to protect the world’s wildlife and its fragile ecosystems.

To nominate someone extraordinary please click on the link 🔗 in our bio 👆!! Congratulations Pete Morkel, on winning the 2018 Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa. 📸 @daviesface .
.
.
#TuskAwards #ForAllTheyDo #ConservationHeroes #heroes #wildlife #rangers #conservation #endangeredspecies #people #community #endwildlifecrime #africa #instamoments #picoftheday


2

Tusk

Sir Richard Branson discusses one of his favourite animals... the painted wolf! @richardbranson
The article not only features exceptional photographs from Nicholas Dyer, but it also mentions the incredible work our project partner the Painted Wolf Foundation is doing and the new book "Painted Wolves: A Wild Dog's Life" put together by the amazing wildlife photographer Nicholas Dyer Photography and conservationist Peter Blinston. @nicholasdyerphotography
@paintedwolf_org
To read the article head to
https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/painted-wolves-my-favourite-animal

All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Painted Wolf Foundation. To get a copy of the book, click on the link
https://paintedwolf.org/the-book/
Image credits: 📸 @nicholasdyerphotography .
.
.
#paintedwolf #painteddogs #wildlife #wildlifephotography #conservation #africa #people #community #picoftheday #instamoments #beautifulcreatures


7

Tusk

If you're looking for a way to give back this #GivingTuesday and share our passion to protect African wildlife, why not support Tusk's vital conservation work with a gift? You can donate via the link in our bio.
.
.
From the plains of the Serengeti to the rainforests of the Congo Basin, we’re working for a future where people and wildlife can both thrive across the African continent.
.
.
Tusk is making a significant impact in Africa. Important populations of elephant, rhino, lion, painted dog and many more iconic species are recovering, and communities are benefiting from their presence.
.
.
But there is still so much more to do to ensure Africa’s endangered species and unique natural heritage remain for all to cherish. Join Tusk today in the fight for wildlife


2

Tusk

The mission of the Save Valley Conservancy (SVC) is to manage and protect its full biological diversity and natural habitat for the benefit of its larger community and future generations.
To ensure this can be achieved, SVC operates a Special Species Protection Unit (SSPU) of over 37 highly trained and well equipped rangers to target commercial poachers and hunters.

Funding from Tusk covers the operating costs of the SSPU allowing them to perform to the best of their ability.
Thank you Savé Valley Conservancy for all your incredible work!
Image credits: Savé Valley Conservancy
.
.
.
#ConservationHeroes #wildlife #endwildlifecrime #rangers #people #community #conservation #africa #heroes #picoftheday #instamoments


5

Tusk

Western Gorillas are critically endangered, the population has dramatically declined in numbers due to poaching, habitat destruction and disease.
Tusk has supported the Loanga Gorilla Project since 2015, funding basic running costs from food and salaries to travel expenses, research equipment and medical supplies.
Tusk’s continued support will enable Loango Gorilla project to expand their understanding of the behavioural ecology of the western gorilla through continued data collection on habitat utilization, diet and social behaviour of the gorillas.
Visit our website to read about the work Loango does visit our website and head to the project pages!
Image Credits: Loango Gorilla Project
Thank you Loango for all your incredible work!
.
.
.
#gorilla #monkey #wildlife #animals #endangeredspecies #sweet #africa #people #community #primate #Tusktrust #monkeybusiness #conservation #picoftheday


2

Tusk

It's been just over a week since the 2018 Tusk Awards, here are the some of the highlights of what was incredible night!!! Congratulations to Julius, Vincent and Pete and a huge thank you to those that attended or watched the Tusk Awards!
Do you know someone who deserves recognition for the amazing conservation work they do in Africa? The 2019 Tusk Award nominations are now OPEN!! Click on the link 🔗 in our bio 👆.
@landrover_uk @moetchandon @kensingtonroyal @mantisgroup @isps_handa @investec .
.
.
#TuskAward #ConservationHeroes #ForAllTheyDo #africa #wildlife #hero #animals #people #community #heroes #incrediblepeople #thankyou #instamoments


5