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Protecting Wildlife, Supporting Communities and Promoting Education throughout Africa.

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tusk_org3 days ago

PLEASE NOMINATE someone out-of-the-ordinary for the 2018 TUSK AWARDS NOW! #ForAllTheyDo The 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. Every year, the identity of the winner is kept secret until the Awards Ceremony. A magnificent trophy is presented to the winner, as well as a grant of Β£40,000 towards their work. In 2017 Rian Labuschagne was the Winner of the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa! Rian and Lorna have dedicated their lives to conservation work across Africa. They have relocated rhinos, decreased elephant poaching in numerous areas, built fences around national parks, overseen the development of game reserves and much more! NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON THE 2nd MARCH 2018! PLEASE NOMINATE SOMEONE NOW FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE WORK! Click on the link πŸ”— in our bio ☝️to watch the full clip and nominate someone! @investec . . . #TuskAwards #ConservationHeroes #ForAllTheyDo #TuskTrust #africa #animals #wildlife #people #community #education #heroes #awards #nominate #conservation #vidoftheday #instamoment

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tusk_org5 days ago

Incredible image of a Zebra by @danielborley! Daniel recently spent 2 weeks volunteering in the Nakavango thanks to Avios! Here is what he thought of this incredible experience . β€œAfter a matter of hours, I felt a sense of responsibility and love for this reserve; it sucks you in and consumes your appetite for wildlife and the wilderness. I aim to keep the sense of responsibility and I am keen to help, not just Nakavango but all of Africa’s wildlife now I have returned to the UK. I haven’t quite worked out the best way to do this and I am still exploring the world of conservation for how I can best contribute.” Thank you Daniel for your time and support! . Thank you to @aviostravel @aviosinspires @mantisgroup @worldwide_experience @realkathjenkins . . . #Avios #Travel #volunteering #volunteer #wildlife #wildlifephotography #outandabout #natgeo #animals #animalsofinstagram #thankyou #africa #picoftheday #instamoment

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tusk_org10 days ago

Very sad news coming in from our project partner Ruaha Carnivore Project πŸ˜” Six lions and 74 vultures have died to due to a poisoned carcass just outside Ruaha National Park, Tanzania. Poisoning is a common response to Human-Wildlife conflict, this is why it is important we do as much as possible to ensure this kind of events doesn't happen again! Ruaha Carnivore Project continues to work with local communities to decrease the chances of this happening. Predator proofing fencing and engaging local communities are just some of the examples of the work Ruaha does, to stop these events happening BUT there is still much more to do! Please donate to Tusk so we can continue to support our project partner Ruaha Carnivore Project and our other projects to help decrease the chances of this happening again! Donate by clicking on the link πŸ”— in our bio ☝️ . . . #TuskOrg #Wildilife #Conservation #poison #wildlife #conflict #HunanWildlifeConflict #people #community #africa #africanwildlife #sad #sadnews #picoftheday #instamoments Ruaha National Park

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tusk_org11 days ago

Exciting News! The latest addition to the Rhino Fundu family! So sweet! @rhinofunduganda 🦏🦏🦏 #repost from @ugandaconservationfoundation and @rhinofunduganda . . . #rhino #animals #baby #sweet #africananimals #conservation #conservationheroes #wildlife #TuskOrg #beautifulcreatures #instamoment #picoftheday #new #cute

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tusk_org14 days ago

Great to see @r.e.s.c.u.e work being showcased by @aljazeeraenglish . Our project partner Reteti continues to do incredible work! Reteti is a community-run conservation project in northern Kenya working to keep young and vulnerable #elephants safe. They are also currently looking after Loijipu, an orphaned black #rhino. Thank you @r.e.s.c.u.e for all the incredible work you do! Help Tusk continue supporting projects like Reteti by donating! Thanks to @aljazeeraenglish Aljazeera English for sharing this great work! . . . #ConservationHeroes #Kenya #consetvation #elephants #wildlife #wildlifephotography #animals #africa #community #people #education #TuskOrg #picoftheday #instamoment #Kenya #whyilovekenya Kenya

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tusk_org22 days ago

"During my career I have sadly seen us move from a period of plenty in terms of wildlife to a period of huge losses. We must work every day to ensure that our wildlife and forests are not lost. The wildlife crisis we are facing is terrifying, but we are in a position to make a difference, before it is too late. That’s what I remind myself every day." Brighton Kumchedwa, winner of the 2017 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa! 🐘 Brighton Kumchedwa is a highly personable, strategic and dedicated conservationist. He has dedicated his life to conserving Malawi’s wildlife and has spent his entire career within the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), starting as a Parks Officer before and working his way up to his current position of Director of DNPW. 🐘 The Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa 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. PLEASE NOMINATE someone out-of-the-ordinary for the 2018 awards NOW! #ForAllTheyDo Clink on the πŸ”— in our bio ☝️ Thank you, Brighton for all the work you have done! @lilongwewildlife @landrover . . . #TuskAwards #ConservationHeroes #hero #conservation #malawi #africa #africananimals #animals #wildlife #beautifulcreatures #winner #TuskAwards #TuskOrg #community #people #instamoments #picoftheday Malawi

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tusk_org25 days ago

53 snares collected, 334,570kms patrolled (foot & vehicle), 1,036 kg ivory recovered from arrests (excluding from elephant mortality). 🐘 Wow! Another set of incredible figures from Big Life Foundation. Funding from Tusk has supported operating costs for roughly the equivalent of 1 outpost (e.g. salaries, rations, vehicle/motorbike fuel & maintenance, etc.). This enables organisations such as Big Life Foundation to continue doing the great work they do! πŸ‘ If you know someone who deserves recognition for the amazing conservation work they do in Africa then make sure you nominate them for the Tusk Awards! Clink in the πŸ”— in our bio ☝️ Photo credit: @biglifeafrica FOLLOW our page for more project updates! . . . #ForAllTheyDo #TuskAwards #ConservationHeroes #heroes #awards #wildlife #snares #protect #portrait #results #animals #africa #rangers #people #community #picoftheday #instamoments

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tusk_orga month ago

Good luck to all those taking part in this weekends Great Grevy Rally! The rally was created as a census of the population! Today less than 2500 Grevy zebras remain πŸ˜” This year those taking part will also be counting the threatened reticulated giraffe... We are all looking forward to seeing the results😜 Photo credits πŸ“·: @grevyszebratrust . . . #GrevyZebra #earnyourstripes #ggr2018 #zebra #stripes #blackandwhite #giraffe #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #beautifulcreatures #kenya #animals #picoftheday #instamoments #conservationheroes #tuskorg Kenya

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tusk_orga month ago

In the past year, 45 captive cranes were rehabilitated and reintroduced to Akagera National Park! Overall, Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association (RWCA) has now removed 196 Grey Crowned Cranes from captivity. This is a huge benefit to the Grey Crowned Crane population in Rwanda! With support from Tusk our project partners RWCA have been able to train a group of 16 ex-poachers as marsh rangers to contribute to law enforcement and crane monitoring. The co-operative now consists of 20 members and they are met on a monthly basis to build on the initial training. Dr. Olivier Nsengimana was also a Tusk Award for Conservation finalist in 2016! Nominations for the 2018 Tusk Awards are now open, please nominate someone out-of-the-ordinary by heading to the Tusk Awards website by clicking on the πŸ”— in our bio ☝️ FOLLOW our page for more great stories from our project partners! Great work Saving Endangered Grey Crowned Cranes in Rwanda Photo Credit: Saving Endangered Grey Crowned Cranes in Rwanda . . . #Birds #ConservationHeroes #GreyCrownedCranes #birdsofinstagram #your_best_birds #magnificent #beautifulcreatures #wildlife #africa #protect #rwanda #tuskorg #wildlifewednesday #picoftheday #instamoments Rwanda

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tusk_orga month ago

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for the amazing conservation work they do in #Africa? πŸ˜€ THE 2018 TUSK AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN! Please NOMINATE someone out-of-the-ordinary NOW! πŸ‘ To nominate someone please head to the Tusk Awards website by click on the πŸ”— in the bio ☝️ . . . #TuskAwards #ConservationHeroes #ForAllTheyDo #Awards #wildlife #heroes #community #people #education #hero #nominate #TuskOrg #Africa #africanwildlife #conservation #picoftheday #instamoment

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tusk_orga month ago

2017 in numbers from the Painted Dog Conservation, this is incredible! @painted_dog_conservation πŸ‘ β€’ 19500 km patrolled on foot β€’ 6500 hours on patrol β€’ 2500 snares recovered β€’ 14 poachers arrested β€’ 14 protective collars fitted β€’ 14 life-saving interventions β€’ 18 packs monitored in Hwange NP β€’ 4500+ man-hours monitoring packs β€’ 28 Children's Bush Camps β€’ 830 Children attended β€’ 55 School visits Our project partners continue to do incredible work protecting wildlife, supporting communities and promoting education. Incredible work Painted Dog Conservation! Photo Credits: πŸ“· @mjfeltner . . . #ConservationHereos #Wildlife #dogs #wildlifephotography #wilddogs #africandogs #conservation #education #community #people #natgeo #animals #tuskorg #tusktrust #picoftheday #instamoments

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tusk_orga month ago

The movement of people and their livestock into wildlife areas is common. A major risk of this is the spread of diseases from their livestock/pets to the wildlife population. Recently this was witnessed by the Painted Dog Conservation as they lost the whole Mabuyamabhema pack to rabies. We are very sad to have heard this news. "Rabies and distemper - diseases borne by domestic dogs - permeate the pack through one dog. A sick dog can ultimately infect her caregivers and wipe the entire pack out. Likewise, while bloodlines are weakening due to thinning packs, the challenge is to strengthen gene pools. The components of genetics, as well as identification and containment of disease, are integral parts of the Painted Dog Conservation effort." @painted_dog_conservation Tusk's project partner the Painted Dog Conservation continues to do incredible work contribution to the future of Painted Dogs and the lives of the local people. Please help Tusk and the Painted Dog Conservation continue protecting these lovely animals by donating - visit our website by clicking on the πŸ”— in our bio ☝️. Like our page for more news from our project partners. Photo credits πŸ“·: @painted_dog_conservation . . . #WildDog #ConservationHeroes #WildlifeWednesday #dogsofinstagram #dogs #animals #animalsofinstagram #beautifulcreatures #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #tusktrust #tuskorg #sad #picoftheday #instamoments #conservation

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tusk_orga month ago

It is estimated that there are fewer than 8000 #cheetahs left in the wild.....πŸ† It is also estimated that 300 cheetah cubs are smuggled out of northeast Africa every year for the Illegal Pet Trade. Our project partner Cheetah Conservation Fund @ccfcheetah @ccfcheetahuk is working around the clock to save the cheetah with a number of innovative projects. One project which has been highly successful is the renowned Livestock Guarding Dog Program. This project has been highly effective at reducing predation rates and thereby reducing the inclination by farmers to trap or shoot cheetahs. CCF breeds #Anatolian shepherd and #Kangal dogs, breeds that for millennia have guarded small livestock against wolves and bears in Turkey. The dogs are placed with Namibian farmers as puppies. They bond with the herd and use their imposing presence and loud bark to scare away potential predators. CCF is saving the cheetah with the help from some pretty amazing dogs! πŸ• There is still a lot that needs to be done to save these animals so please donate to Tusk to help the Cheetah Conservation Fund with all their work! Click in the πŸ”— in our bio or head to link below. https://live.protectedpayments.net/PMWeb1?charityRef=803118&campaignRef=1 Please FOLLOW our page for more updates from our project partners and all their work! Photo credits: Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) . . . #BigCats #Wildlife #ConservationHeroes #puppies #dogs #dogsofinstagram #cats #catsofinstagram #animals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #cute #africa #savetheanimals #protect #tuskorg #tusktrust #beautifulcreatures #instamoment #picoftheday

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tusk_orga month ago

We are extremely saddened to hear about the death of Nico, Longleat's much-loved western lowland gorilla. 🦍 Nico, who was one of the oldest silverback gorillas in the world, passed away in his sleep on 7th January.🦍 At Tusk we work with a number of project partners to help protect gorillas and conserve their environment. Over the years Tusk has worked with The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) in Cameroon, where one of the world’s 25 most endangered species, the Cross River #gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) is on the verge of global extinction. The most critically endangered of all African primates, only 300 Cross River gorilla remain in the wild, spread across 11 fragmented localities within the Cameroonian and Nigerian border region. Tusk has been supporting ERuDeF in their efforts to protect great apes in the Lebialem Highlands since 2007. Tusk’s support has, for instance, enabled the purchase of a 4WD truck, allowing the project to rapidly expand its area of fieldwork and start investigations into the unexplored forest. Tusk also supports a number of other gorilla projects such as the Pole Pole foundation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Conservation Through Public Health in Uganda. In honour of Nico please consider donating to Tusk so we can continue supporting our projects partners. To donate please clicking on the πŸ”— in our bio ☝️ or head to https://live.protectedpayments.net/PMWeb1?charityRef=803118&campaignRef=1 Thank you @longleatofficial for this lovely image of Nico. @ERuDeF @PolePoleFoundation @ConservationThroughPublicHealth . . . #gorilla #primate #conservation #animals #wildlife #longleat #nico #beautifulcreatures #animals #africa #africanwildlife #wildlife #conserve #protect #TuskOrg #TuskTrust #community #people #picoftheday #instamoment

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tusk_org2 months ago

2018 is definitely kicking off with a bang! πŸ‘Œ Great news coming in from Kenya Wildlife Service as the results from the 2017 census conducted in Northern Kenya show a 12% increase of the #elephant population in Laikipia-Samburu-Marsabit ecosystems over the last five years, from 2012-2017. This represents an annual increase of about 2.4% over this period. @kenyawildlifeservice During the census, a total of 7347 elephants were counted compared to 6454 elephants in 2012. 🐘🐘🐘 In other news, the #IvoryBan in China is now in full swing! All commercial sales & processing of #elephant #ivory are now illegal in China. We still have a long way to go, but each piece of good news we receive gets us closer to ensuring elephants are around for generations to come. Photo Credits: πŸ“· @jeremy.goss . . . #ConservationHeroes #EndExtinction #Elephants #gentlegiants #littlesteps #animals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #africa #beautifulcreatures #stopivorytrade #help #tusktrust #tuskorg #picoftheday #instamoment #socool

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tusk_org2 months ago

#tb to when Rian Labuschagne won the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa! πŸ‘ Rian and Lorna have dedicated their lives to conservation work across Africa. They have relocated rhinos, decreased elephant poaching in numerous areas, built fences around national parks, overseen the development of game reserves and much more! 🐘 To read all about the work Rian and Lorna have done head to the click on the πŸ”— in our bio ☝️ Well done and a HUGE thank you to Rian and Lorna for everything you have done! Who will be the 2018 Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa winner? If you know someone out-of the-ordinary please nominate them for the 2018 awards NOW! http://tuskawards.com/nominate-for-2018/ @frankfurt.zoological.society . . . #ForAllTheyDo #ConservationHeroes #TuskAwards #ForAllTheyDo #TuskTrust #celebrations #thankyou #conservation #animals #wildlife #community #education #africa #picoftheday #instamoment

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tusk_org2 months ago

NRT Conservancies have grown extensively in recent years, with some getting more support than others due to wildlife assets, tourism potential and community dynamism. As a result, NRT developed the COF (Conservancy Operations Fund), this allows multiple partners to pool their resources to support multiple conservancies across the landscape realising more impact at both conservancy level and landscape level! With the funds provided by the Tusk Safaricom Marathon, NRT is aiming to develop resilient community conservancies that transform lives, secure peace and conserve natural resources. Thanks to @nrt_kenya and Phil Carter for this image of a peace meeting taking place in Westgate. @lewa_wildlife @safaricomltd @safaricommarathon . . . #Time4Change #RunWild #SafaricomMarathon #running #run #challenge #conservation #community #education #africa #wildlife #animals #nrt #kenya #northernrangelandstrust #picoftheday #instamoment #tuskorg #tusk #people

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tusk_org2 months ago

The Joint Wildlife Protection Team (JWPT) are a flagship team of Mount Kenya Trust (MKT) that has been supported by the Tusk Safaricom Marathon for years. This highly successful team tackles biodiversity loss and habitat destruction around Mt Kenya. The JWPT team are looking to reduce illegal activities, continue the educational outreach to the local community, reduce wildlife deaths and increase habitat security. All this is made possible by the funds raised by the Tusk Safaricom Marathon. Thanks to Mount Kenya Trust for the image of the JWPT Team. πŸ“· @mountkenyatrust . @lewa_wildlife @safaricommarathon @safaricomltd . . . #Time4Change #RunWild #SafaricomMarathon #fitness #marathon #challenge #running #conservation #rangers #ForAllTheyDo #nature #wildlife #protectors #animals #africa #thankyou #picoftheday #instamoments

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tusk_org2 months ago

Lets give these gentle giants a chance! 🐘 Please let Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) know you support their ban on ivory sales in the UK, make sure your voice is heard before the 29th December (tomorrow)! 🐘 It only takes a second to add your name, just click on the πŸ”— in the bio ☝️or head to the website. http://stopivory.org/email_defra/ For more information on the ban please head to http://banukivorysales.co.uk Please help us spread the word by liking and #reposting this post. . . . #IvoryBan #StopIvoryTrade #JoinTheHerd #endwildlifecrime #elephant #gentlegiants #ellie #wildlife #wildlifephotography #animals #natgeo #animalsofinstagram #savetheplanet #TuskOrg #beautifulcreatures #help #picoftheday #instamoments

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tusk_org2 months ago

HAPPY CHRISTMAS! And a huge THANK YOU for all your support! It has been a huge year for Tusk and this would not have been possible without the generous support from each and every one of you! Photo credit @kieran.avery . . . #Christmas #ThankYou #Conservation #support #TuskOrg #animals #natgeo #wildlife #community #education #picoftheday #holidays #instamoment

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