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Tusk Protecting Wildlife, Supporting Communities and Promoting Education throughout Africa. http://www.tusk.org/
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tusk_org Did you know that at this years safaricom marathon we raised $673,000! what an incredible amount, thank you to everyone that took part and made this possible! 👍 the money will help a number of projects across #kenya continue their amazing work in #conservation. we are already looking forward to the 2018 safaricom marathon! @lewa_wildlife wildlife @safaricommarathon @safaricomltd . . . #time4change #runwild #safaricommarathon #run #marathon #raisingmoney #supporttusk #endextinction #conservation #beautifuldestinations #instamoments #picoftheday
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This is so sad! we need to stop the pain these poor animals endure! unfortunately this poor rhino did not make it. #repost @beargrylls please china and vietnam say no to rhino horn. . . . #poaching #rhino #rhinohorn #stoppoaching #sosad #pain #help #supporttusk #tuskorg #worthmorealive #endextinction
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tusk_org Infrastructure is very important when it comes to working with communities and protecting wildlife. mkomazi national park is in the north of tanzania along the kenyan border. it covers an area of nearly 3,300 square kilometres and the park is in need of continuing infrastructural development. tusk helped george adamson wildlife preservation trust and #mkomazi national park purchase a bulldozer and a ten ton tipping trailer to help with the development and maintenance of road networks, the excavation and expansion of water sources in the national park and mkomazi rhino sanctuary, the clearing of the fence line for the planned extensions on the rhino sanctuary and to help the #tanzania national parks authority (tanapa) with the fence line clearing for their proposed new rhino sanctuary. so far these and machines have helped with the development of internal fences and they are now working on a new water source in the superbowl. "the lack of water in mkomazi has always been a perennial problem and anything we can do that might solve this for the wildlife is always worth a go." george adamson wildlife preservation trust here are a couple of pictures of the bulldozer and a few other machines and people hard at work! thanks to george adamson wildlife preservation trust for all the work you do and for sharing these images with tusk! . . . #conservationheroes #tuskorg #tusk4change #infrastructure #machine #digger #rhino #wildlife #wildlifephotography #beautifuldestinations #africa #conservation #roads #supercool #instamoments
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tusk_org Happy #intlcheetahday! did you know a mother cheetah usually cares for anywhere from 2 to 8 cubs per litter, but cubs are often the target of other predators and many do not survive past the first year. thanks to our project partners cheetah conservation fund (ccf) for all the work you do to protect these beautiful cats and for this lovely image! @ccfcheetah . . . #cheetah #loud4cheetahs #savethecheetah #cats #catsofinstagram #wildlife #wildlifephotography #animals #animalsofinstagram #baby #cub #picoftheday #instamoment #beautifulcreatures #cute
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tusk_org Introducing ruaha.... 🦁 driven by the fact that lions may now number as few as 20,000 in the wild the team of designers and craftsmen at grant macdonald - silversmiths ltd wanted to create a unique piece to raise awareness and funds to help to preserve this majestic animal. @grantmacdonald the sale of this sterling silver lion will provide a significant contribution to further the work of tusk. the silver lion ‘ruaha’ has been named after the large national park in tanzania, where tusk is working in partnership with the ruaha carnivore project. this project is developing conservation techniques for large carnivores in this globally important ecosystem. @ruahacarnivoreproject the sale of ‘ruaha’ could help lion conservation by ensuring that the salaries of 3 core staff members are covered for 1 whole year! staff members conduct research, construct shelters to protect livestock at night, manage community benefits and arrange educational visits to the park. these visits increase awareness about the park’s role and its value to the local area. for more info on ruaha click on the 🔗 in our bio ☝️ . . . #lion #conservation #wildlife #cats #catsofinstagram #bigcats #kingofthejungle #silver #statue #beautiful #animals #animalsofinstagram #magnificent #tuskorg #harrods
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tusk_org Today we celebrate #givingtuesday! did you know that less than 7,100 adult #cheetahs remain, occupying a mere fraction of their historic range? today the cheetah is #africa’s most endangered big cat. please support tusk and all the work we do with over 80 project partners across africa by donating through our website by click on the 🔗 in our bio ☝️. thank you to all of those who have supported tusk over the years! huge thanks to @ccfcheetah for this incredible image. . . . #giving #charity #tuskorg #cheetah #cat #catsofinstagram #bigcats #wildlife #animals #donate #support #endextinction #give #africa #natgeo #picoftheday #instamoments
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tusk_org Tusk first supported durrell's work in #madagascar in 2006 with a grant to develop the capacity for community co-management of the new lake alaotra protected area. in 2007, tusk funding was given to help develop a sustainable fishery-monitoring scheme. in the same year, tusk also supported durrell's efforts to protect endangered lemur species in the manombo lowland rainforest. for 2011 and 2012 tusk increased its level of funding to assist the durrell team in their project to delimitate and reinforce lake alaotra as a protected area. in 2014 tusk granted durrell funds to help support locals, through community-based conservation and participatory ecological monitoring approaches, to be prepared for the management of new protected areas, including areas such as lake alaotra, nosivolo river, and menabe dry forest. in 2015, tusk has maintained the level of funding to enable durrell to enhance the engagement of local communities in the management of four new protected areas in madagascar. these most recent funds will support 96 local monitors in alaotra, 96 in menabe, 105 in nosivolo, and 12 in ambondrobe in their work to mitigate illegal activities in the strict conservation areas and no-fishing zones. thank you, durrell wildlife conservation trust for all the incredible work you do and for this lovely photo. @durrell_jerseyzoo follow our page to hear more news from our project partners. . . . #lemur #conservationheroes #animals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #protect #endextinction #beautifulcreatures #savetheplanet #people #community #education #tuskorg #picoftheday #instagram
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tusk_org At tusk, we were deeply concerned by the announcement last week, which we saw as a regressive step which sends all the wrong signals to the international community that has been making great strides recently in the campaign to halt the illegal wildlife trade. we also continue to have major misgivings in the way trophy hunting is not properly regulated, and has been open to corrupt abuse of quota systems and unethical practices. we therefore welcome the subsequent news that the reversal of the ban is being reconsidered, and should the trump administration wish to seek advice from the conservation community, then we would be more than happy to provide it. to add to the condemnation of the initial announcement, and encouraging the upholding of the ban, there are already some petitions out there that are attracting widespread support, and which could therefore be signed to signed to show your support for elephants, such as https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/trump_vs_elephants/ or https://www.change.org/p/us-secretary-of-interior-ryan-zinke-say-no-to-trump-s-elephant-and-lion-trophy-hunting. in the meantime, we have also been supporting the uk government in its moves to close britain’s domestic ivory markets, and encourage you to submit a response to the consultation on the matter by going to http://banukivorysales.co.uk. thank you to @jeremy.goss for this photo! . . . #worthmorealive #bekindtoelephants #elephants #elephantban #conservation #ivory #ivoryban #stoppoaching #endextinction #beautifulcreatures #animals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #picoftheday #instamoments #tuskorg #endtrophyhunting #bantrophyhunting
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tusk_org Fantastic to see lucky and his team wearing their tusk silver lapel pins! 👍 congratulations again to lucky on being a winner of the 2017 wildlife ranger award! @sanparks . . . #tuskawards #conservationheroes #tuskorg #foralltheydo #southafricanwildlifecollege #heroes #rangers #thankyou #protectors #endextinction #animals #africa #conservation #picoftheday #instamoments #southafrica
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tusk_org The circle of life by @davidyarrow 🐘 elephants are facing a very uncertain future . so it is more important than ever that we stand together and make sure these animals are around for generations to come! . please support tusk and donate by clicking on the 🔗 in our bio. thank you to @davidyarrow for all your support and allowing tusk to use your images. . . . #bekindtoelephants #elephants #ellies #majestic #animals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #africa #endextinction #stopivory #tuskorg #beautifulcreatures #picoftheday #instamoment #worthmorealive
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tusk_org Good morning! 😀 . did you know that murchison falls national park is the native range of the rothschild's giraffe and hosts an estimated 700 individuals (uganda wildlife authority census report, 2012) that make up 75% of the total world's population of these mega fauna species. 👍 that is huge considering it is estimated the #rothschild #giraffe's an estimated population is less than 2,500 mature individuals!! to hear more about the work being done in murchison falls by uganda conservation foundation and the uganda wildlife authority please join us for this year's tusk conservation lecture on thursday 23rd november at the royal geographic society. london. @ugandaconservationfoundation @ugwildlife book your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tusk-conservation-lecture-2017-tickets-35260817053 thank you to @kieran.avery for the image. follow our page for more updates from our project partners. . . . #conservationheroes #uganda #murchisonsfalls #giraffe #africa #africananimals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #animals #natgeo #goodmorning #beautifulcreatures #picoftheday #instamoments #socool #tuskorg
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tusk_org Did you know that gorillas have unique noseprints, much like human fingerprints, which can be used to identify individuals? 🐒 tusk has been supporting the environment and rural development foundation (erudef) in their efforts to protect great apes in the lebialem highlands since 2007. tusk’s support has enabled the purchase of a 4wd truck, allowing the project to rapidly expand its area of fieldwork and start investigations into the unexplored forest. thank you to the erudef for all your incredible work and for this lovely photo. @erudef @crossrivergorilla . . . #conservationheroes #gorilla #cameroon #erudef #primate #nose #noseprint #identification #socool #animals #animalsofinstagram #africa #wildlife #wildlifephotography #picoftheday #instamoment #tuskorg
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Exciting news coming in from vulpro! 😀 on the 8th november vulpro released 35 conservation bred, and rehabilitated vultures from their nooitgedacht release enclosure, all fitted with tracking devices. this was the largest release of its kind on a global scale... "we are so proud of this accomplishment, it has been an emotional and exciting day!!" vulpro 👍 tusk has been working with vulpro since 2009, funding has helped with monitoring of the cape vulture populations, community workshops and development of the vulture centre. amazing work vulpro, keep it up! @vulpro1 follow our page to hear more great news from our project partners! #repost 📷 at @vulpro1 . . . #vultures #conservationheroes #tuskorg #birds #your_best_birds #birdsofinstagram #conservation #flying #africa #africanbirds #endangeredspecies #capevulture #vidoftheday #instamoments #dailygram #feelgoodfriday #tuskorg
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tusk_org Amazing to see a hawksbill turtle heading back to the sea after being released by local ocean trust: watamu turtle watch @localoceantrust through funds raised by tusk and the safaricom marathon the local ocean trust has implemented the marine environmental education programme in 2017. through this programme, local ocean trust works closely with 30 local schools and has facilitated visits from each of these 30 schools to the organisation’s marine information centre. this has equated to 724 students participating in educational sessions on the topic of marine waste and pollution. during their visits, students are also taken on a tour of local ocean’s project site where they can see how the organisation manages, reduces and reuses waste e.g. in gardening projects, biogas production, composting, displays etc. as well as a visit to local ocean’s sea turtle rehabilitation centre. follow our page to hear more great news from our project partners! thank you local ocean trust for all your incredible work! thank you @paoloparazzi for such a lovely photo. . . . #conservationheroes #turtles #education #conservation #turtles #seacreatures #beautifulcreatures #endextinction #tuskorg #animals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #africa #protection #community #picoftheday #instamoments #ocean
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tusk_org "this image of a man's boot in a vicious wheel trap has haunted our team ever since they built the secure storage unit in murchison that houses these traps, amongst the other exhibits and weapons of poaching that are recovered by uganda wildlife authority rangers from the park on a daily basis." @ugandaconservationfoundation 😳 to hear more about the work being done in murchison falls please join us for this year's tusk conservation lecture on thursday 23rd november at the royal geographic society. london. book your tickets by clicking on the 🔗 in the bio! thank you to @ugandaconservationfoundation for all the work you do! and a huge thank you to @outdoor_will for this powerful image 📷! #repost follow our page for more updates from our project partners. . . . #conservationheroes #uganda #murchisonsfalls #snare #trap #rangers #hero #animals #animalsofinstagram #conservation #africa #africanwildlife #tuskorg #protect #save #endextinction #picoftheday #instamoment #help
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tusk_org We are very pleased to announce that at thursday night's tusk ball we raised approximately £450,000 for our conservation projects in africa. we are indebted to everyone who made this event possible and joined us last night, not least of all tusk’s royal patron, prince william, and to @jacksavoretti rory bremner @martin_bayfield, @davidyarrow david yarrow photography and @deborahmeaden for their amazing contributions during the evening. also, a massive thank you again to our sponsors @landrover_uk and artemis investment management, and our co-sponsors @isps_handa, lyceum capital and @justerinis . . . #tuskball #tusk4change #conservation #conservationheroes #africa #africananimals #animals #community #people #fundraiser #ball #instagram #thankyou #wildlife
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tusk_org "we are going to have to work much harder, and think much deeper, if we are to ensure that human beings and the other species of animal with which we share this planet can continue to co-exist." 🐘 at the tusk ball yesterday evening, tusk's royal patron, hrh the duke of cambridge, delivered an incredible speech! to read his full speech, please click on the 🔗 in the bio and head to our news page! 😀 thank you to hrh the duke of cambridge for attending the tusk ball and to everyone else that attended for making it such a fantastic event. @landrover_uk @landrover @kensingtonroyall @justerinis artemis investment management @roundhouseldn @isps_handa lyceum capital . . . #tusk4change #conservationheroes #conservation #wildlife #wildlifephotography #animals #people #community #population #royal #princewilliam #thankyou #pickoftheday #instagram #instamoment #endextinction #tuskorg
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tusk_org A big night for africa’s wildlife! we are really looking forward to welcoming #princewilliam and all our guests to the #tuskball tomorrow. @roundhouseldn @kensingtonpalace huge thanks to @landrover_uk for helping us bring our special guests to the roundhouse in style and to artemis investment management for their generous support of tusk ball. thank you to justerini and brooks @justerinis for spoiling our guests at the #tuskball with incredible champagne and wines. we would also like to thank isps handa @isps_handa and lyceum capital for their generous support. . . . #tusk4change #conservation #ball #tuskorg #wildlife #africa #fundraising #fundraiser #endextinction #animals #community #education #hrh #princewilliam #picoftheday #instamoments
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tusk_org Recently the pole pole foundation celebrated their 25th anniversary. in 2016, the pole pole foundation (popof) was awarded the tusk trust “prince william award”. with the funds awarded, popof launched two projects in and around the kahuzi-biega national park: (1) the first project involved tree planting. popof has been able to develop a tree nursery; the nursery now holds over 125,000 seedlings. the seedlings have been planted in the village of miti; this village sits on the boundary of kahuzi-biega national park which provides much of the habitat for the gorilla groups. 🌱 (2)the 2nd project popof has initiated is the community tourism project. inhabitants around the kahuzi-biega national park have been neighbours to the park for nearly 5 decades. since it was declared a world heritage site only 1% of the communities have seen gorillas in the wild so in light of this popof recently launched their community tourism project. popof used funds from tusk to ensure villagers surrounding the park are taken into the park to see the gorillas in the wild. since its initiation, several groups of villagers - approx 8 people per group - have visited the gorillas in their environment. popof have also made sure that the spouses of the kahuzi-biega national park #rangers have seen the gorillas in the wild, as well as the women and men from the pygmy tribe. as a result, the communities have taken to displaying a banner written in french stating “after more than 4 decades we have seen them - thank you”. 🐒 thank you to the pole pole foundation for all your great work with the communities in ensuring the protection of the eastern lowland #gorilla. . . . #conservationhereos #tuskawards #foralltheydo #primates #monkey #trees #treeplanting #community #education #africa #africananimals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #conservation #picoftheday #instamoments #congo
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tusk_org Five years ago, murchison’s wildlife was in the grip of a poaching crisis and the park was being threatened by oil extraction. it was at this time that michael keigwin received a call from his close friends charles and tom okello (chief park warden of murchison falls) with a very clear message: ‘resign from your job at deloitte in london and come home. murchison is in dire trouble and desperately needs help.’ make sure you join us for this year's tusk conservation lecture on thursday 23rd november where michael, charles and tom will give a fascinating account of how murchison falls national park has experienced dramatically mixed fortunes, from international adoration to tragedy, and steadily back towards a conservation and development success story, thanks to their efforts. book your tickets by clicking on the 🔗 in the bio and heading to our events page. ☝️ @ugandaconservationfoundation #conservationheroes #uganda #murchisonsfalls #conservation #tuskorg #wildlife #wildlifephotography #silhouette #africansky #giraffe #animals #africa #africananimals #beautifulcreatures #picoftheday #instamoment #stunning
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