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.
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.
#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
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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