The challenges facing the people and wildlife in Africa are greater than ever. The world is experiencing an extinction crisis. We are losing species at between 1,000 and 10,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, caused almost entirely by human activity. This will only worsen as the human population continues to grow and consume ever more natural resources.
Poaching & Illegal Wildlife Trade
The illegal wildlife trade is the 4th most lucrative international crime after drugs, arms and human trafficking.
Habitat loss remains the greatest threat to wildlife throughout the world.
Human-wildlife conflict is already one of the greatest threats to important populations of Africa’s carnivores and elephants.
Species at Risk
Tusk’s projects protect more than 40 threatened species and their habitat.
Only if we experience nature will we protect it.
The charity has earned a reputation for providing a highly efficient solution for funding wildlife conservation programmes. We partner with the most effective local organisations, investing in their in-depth knowledge and expertise. By supporting and nurturing their conservation programmes, we help accelerate growth from an innovative idea to a scalable solution.
We also build long lasting relationships with our donors and seek to invest in long-term solutions because sustainable conservation needs sustained funding.
For 30 years, we have helped pioneer an impressive range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 countries, increasing vital protection for over 70 million hectares of land and more than 40 different threatened species. But the threat to Africa’s unique natural heritage remains real and more urgent than ever.
With your generous support, Tusk can, and will, continue to have a positive impact across Africa.