Congratulations Vincent Opyene on being one of the 2018 Tusk Award For Conservation in Africa finalists. Uganda is a major international transit hub for ivory, pangolins, and other illicit wildlife products from across the region. Thanks to Vincent and his team at Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) and their government partnership, at least four significant wildlife traffickers are arrested each month. Vincent not only risks his life to combat wildlife trafficking and bring criminals to justice, but he has also changed policies and the practice of wildlife law enforcement affecting threatened species in his native Uganda and across East Africa. Vincent is an unsung hero who works behind the scenes to make real change happen in addressing wildlife crime. Thank you, Vincent, for your incredible work! #ForAllTheyDo To read more about Vincent, his work and watch the full clip click on the link 🔗 in the bio 👆 @investec@landrover_uk@landrover@ugwildlife . . . #TuskAwards#ConservationHeroes#EndWildlifeCrime#Uganda#wildlife#people#community#relationships#buildafrica#hero#vidoftheday#instagood#africa#conservation
Make sure you don’t miss Ted Schmitt talking at this years Tusk Conservation Lecture! Ted (Vulcan Inc, Paul G Allen Philanthropies) will share his experiences working across Africa the past five years with protected area managers, anti-trafficking organisations, and scientists to effectively apply technology and data to Conservation Management. Ted will take you on a tour of the protected areas he has visited in 11 countries, introducing you to the people who use grit, creativity, and a bit of technology to sustain the remaining wild places and wildlife in Africa. The lecture will be held at the Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday the 17th of October. Doors open at 6:00pm – Lecture commences at 6:45pm – Reception 8-9pm
We’re proud to work with Elephant Protection Initiative to #endwildlifecrime – take a minute to watch this new video about their unique plans to save Africa’s elephants. @epinitiative For almost thirty years, Tusk has empowered forward-thinking and successful conservation intervention in Africa. Our support for partners' anti-poaching and community conservation initiatives on the ground has had a significant impact in reversing the fortunes of the continent's elephant and rhino populations. We commit to investing £7million this year to tackling the illegal wildlife trade and will strive to deliver £20million in funding over the next three years. Our projects protect more than 40 different threatened species, so we also commit to doing more to protect other species affected by poaching and the illegal wildlife trade; including pangolin, lion, vulture and crane. Finally, having successfully engaged some of our corporate partners in tackling the illegal trade, including DHL and British Airways, our third commitment is to secure engagement in this cause from more of our private sector partners and sponsors. Please #REPOST this video! @DHL@british_airways . . . #iwt#Tusk4Change#stoppoaching#stopivorytrade#protectwildlife#wildlife#animals#africa#conservation#people#community#elephants#vidoftheday#instagram
The #TuskRhinoTrail sculptures have raised an extraordinary £624,000 at auction tonight. . . The artworks were created by a cohort of some of the world's leading contemporary artists and generously donated to Tusk. . . We are incredibly grateful for the support of our contributing artists, sponsors and buyers without whom the project would not have been possible. . . Every penny raised from the auction will go directly to support our conservation work across Africa, aiding in the fight to #endwildlifecrime and protecting more than 40 different threatened species across the continent. . . Images: Chris Jackson/Getty
Ronnie Wood’s rhino sculpture Spike has sold at auction tonight for £200,000. Ronnie says: "My inspiration is that this beautiful prehistoric creature should be around for future generations of our children to see. I tried to include motifs from the African flags of the main rhino populated regions.” . . Every penny from the sale will go to fund Tusk’s vital work across Africa, protecting rhino and other endangered species. Our thanks go to the artist and buyer for their generous donation. . . Discover Tusk’s work and how the funds will be put to use by searching Tusk Conservation online.
WHO will be the 2018 Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award winner?? #tb to the 2017 Tusk Awards and celebrating the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award with Solomon and Lucky! The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award jointly honoured the bravery and dedication of two men leading teams risking their lives day and night, on poaching’s front line. In 2017 the winners where Solomon Chidunuka, based in Zambia’s Northern Province and to Lucky Ndlovu from Kruger National Park, South Africa.
The Tusk Rhinos go to auction!! The 21 unique works of art will now go under the hammer in an effort to raise vital funds to support our ongoing conservation programmes across Africa. The auction will take place at the world-renowned Christie's auction house in London on Tuesday 9th October.
Prince William joined the team at Mkomazi to replace a security fence.
Tusk has been a major sponsor of Mkomazi for many years; field operation support has contributed to game guard salaries, aircraft patrols, vehicles, machinery, fencing, and workshop equipment.
The restoration of Mkomazi is an inspirational success story in African conservation. Ongoing support is needed to ensure that its recovery continues and its contribution to conservation in Tanzania expands.