Thank you to environment secretary michael gove mp and illegal wildlife trade conference champion zac goldsmith mp, for visiting the #tuskrhinotrail. @michael.gove.mp@zacgoldsmithmp
rhino poaching is increasing: in 2007, 13 rhinos were poached in south africa; in 2015 that number rose to 1,175, out of a global population of fewer than 30,000.
the sculptures are on display at a selection of iconic london sites including trafalgar square, covent garden and carnaby street and will culminate with the celebration of world rhino day on 22 september 2018.
This is a 13th-month-old rhino foetus from a black #rhino that was poached back in 2013 on lewa wildlife conservancy. lewa has now had over 4.5 years with zero poaching, thanks to their incredible rangers on the ground. @lewa_wildlife
this foetus can be seen at lewa education centre where they also had over 4,177 children and teachers participate in the conservation education programme in 2017.
with #worldrhinoday just around the corner, there is still a lot to do to help protect these endangered species and we need your help!
tusk has been a major partner of lewa since its inception. please donate to tusk so we can continue working with our project partners like lewa to ensure these animals are around for future generations. https://www.tusk.org/donate/
A few of the #tuskrhinotrail#rhinos are being moved for a special event on the 18th of september and will be returned late on the 19th of september.
to follow the trail download the map by visiting the website www.tuskrhinotrail.com
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Marc quinn's rhino on the #tuskrhinotrail... @marcquinnart
if you are looking for something to do this weekend then make sure you head out and explore the trail.
the unique works of art are on public display at iconic london sites until #worldrhinoday on 22nd september. they will then be auctioned by the leading london auction house, christie’s on 9th october 2018. the funds raised will provide vital support for our conservation projects protecting rhino and other iconic african species.
Who has seen jonathan yeo's rhino on the #tuskrhinotrail?🦏 @jonathanyeo
his rhino know as the "final cuts" is on display at new bond st until #worldrhinoday on 22nd september.
visit the website for more information by clicking on the link 🔗 in our bio 👆
Thank you to the duke of cambridge for visiting the #tuskrhinotrail! the #london wide art installation celebrates the magnificence of the rhino, & draws attention to the severe threat of poaching on their survival. #endwildlifecrime@kensingtonroyal
each rhino on the #tuskrhinotrail has been specially designed, decorated and embellished by internationally renowned artists.
to donate and help us protect endangered species please click on the link 🔗 in our bio 👆
Tusk are delighted to announce that our 2018 tusk conservation lecture speaker will be ted schmitt of vulcan inc, paul g allen philanthropies. vulcan inc.
ted 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 talk will be held on the 17th of october at the royal geographical society, london. royal geographical society (with ibg) to purchase tickets head to our website www.tusk.org
When #survival meets one of our #rhinos on the #tuskrhinotrail.... 😀😀 meet 20 remarkable species facing the challenge of survival in this stunning book by louise mcnaught - contemporary artist @louise_mcnaught_artist "the world is experiencing an extinction crisis. we are losing species between 1,000 and 10,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate, caused almost entirely by human activity…. we all have a fantastic opportunity to do more for wildlife right now. we must not leave it too late: extinction is forever." charlie mayhew mbe, chief executive of tusk
from the rainforest to the savannah, to the depths of the ocean, animal life in every continent and habitat has been affected by human activity. discover the dangers facing these stunning creatures and the action being taken to protect them. plus, find out how you can make a difference and help stop the extinction crisis.
There are only 6,500 painted dogs, also known as african wild dogs, left in africa!
although they are perhaps africa’s most successful predators with a high overall success rate for their hunts. disease, poaching, and rapidly disappearing habitat threaten the last few wolves!
painted wolves: a wild dog’s life is an incredible new book written by peter blinston and nick dyer. it is part of a campaign to raise awareness of the species and build a movement to ensure the long-term survival of this little-known creature.
it contains over 220 of nick's stunning images and an insight into what peter and the painted dog conservation are doing to conserve these incredible animals. @nicholasdyerphotography@painted_dog_conservation
to get your hands on this incredible book and help with their kickstarter campaign please visit www.paintedwolf.org