Those lovely folk at Emma Bridgewater are marking Tusk’s 30th Anniversary. They’ve designed a special mug, with cheetahs, rhinos and lemurs – just some of the species that Tusk helps project.
And for every mug sold, Emma Bridgewater will donate £5 to help support Tusk’s work across Africa.
Tusk was established back in 1990 as a response to the poaching crisis of the previous decade. This crisis pushed black rhino to the brink of extinction, whilst 100,000 elephants were killed each year.
The charity has become a very effective force in African wildlife conservation – it is known for its targeted intervention. Tusk understands that the interests of people AND wildlife are, in its words “inextricably inter-twined”. Both must be served if achievements are to last.
Today, Tusk gives greater protection for over 40 threatened species. Many of these are flagship species which Tusk promotes to help secure the landscapes in which they are living. Protect the flagship species, and you benefit other wildlife too. And local communities can benefit from their presence.
Tusk focuses on three things:
Habitat Protection: Its projects provide vital protection for over 10 million acres of land
Human-Wildlife Co-existence – people and wildlife need to be able to live together
Environment Education – to bring about long term change
To do this, Tusk partners with the leading and emergency conservaitonists in Africa. In so doing, it does the following:
Through education and community support, it is shaping a future where the people of Africa can reconnect with nature and understand its value; then they will protect it for future generations.
Lose yourself in their projects to find out more. Lions, lemurs, cheetahs, elephants, rhinos, bongos, Grevy’s Zebra, sea turtles, painted dogs, okapi, chimpanzees, gorillas, and vultures are all some of the animals that Tusk projects are working to help – but of course, if you can help one species you help many more, especially if you are working to save habitat where hundreds of thousands of animals live.Visit Tusk's website here