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Protecting Wildlife, Supporting Communities and Promoting Education throughout Africa.

Today we celebrate #Turtles , these incredible creatures have existed successfully for over 100 million years. They travel throughout the world's oceans and harness the ocean’s entire ecosystem from the beaches to ocean basins. Nearly all species of sea turtles are classified as either endangered or critically endangered. #Kenya 's turtle population has declined by more than 80% over the last 30 years, and 85% of turtle mortalities are estimated to be the result of human activities. Tusk partners with two organisations that work continuously to protect turtles and their environment. Lamu Marine Conservation Trust and @localoceantrust thank you so much for your great work! @worldturtleday . . . #InternationalTurtleDay #WorldTurtleDay #turtle #turtles #sealife #seaturtle #ocean #oceanlife #endangeredspecies #endextinction #reptiles #animals #nature #naturephotography #natgeo #reptilesofinstagram #reptile #beautiful #instagram #picoftheday #instamoment #BetterFasterTogether #tuskorg #africa #africanwildlife
Did you know that Chimpanzees represent our closest living relative, sharing 98% of our genetic DNA?? This is Charlotte one of the Chimpanzees supported by The Chimpanzee Conservation Centre. Tusk has a been a long term partner of the Chimpanzee Conservation Centre. . . . #Chimpanzee #Conservation #Africa #monkey #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #nature #naturephotography #animals #animalsofinstagram #BetterFasterTogether #TuskOrg #endextinction #africa #africanwildlife #africanamazing #instagram #instamoment #protectwildlife #protect #support #donate #love #instadaily #photooftheday
We’re disappointed to see in their manifesto published today that the Conservative Party has dropped its previous commitments to ban ivory sales in the UK - unlike Labour and the Liberal Democrats - but trust it will still do so under the party's pledge to "champion greater conservation co-operation within international bodies, protecting rare species…”, if they win the election. If the Government fails to act then the UK risks damaging its reputation and standing on the illegal wildlife trade at the very moment it is due to host the next international conference on the issue in 2018. Thank you to @biglifefoundation and @jeremy.goss for the photo. . . . #conservation #uk #government #conservative #dissapointed #ivorytrade #banivory #BetterFasterTogether #RacingExtinction #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #africa #africanwildlife #nature #stopivory #magicalkenya #elephant #rhino #animals #beautifulcreatures #TuskOrg #instamoment #instagram #tembeakenya
We recently invited @mwarv and others to see how the Safaricom Marathon impacts on the communities around and on Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. They spent time on Kalama Conservancy where they met the women behind the Beadworks project. This project helps increase income which enables the women to survive and improve their families lives without resorting to environmentally damaging activities. Beadworks is a part of the Northern Rangelands Trust which is helping to transform lives. Repost 📷: @mwarv @nrt_kenya @beadworkskenya @lewa_wildlife @safaricommarathon @safaricomltd . . . #kenya #beadworks #beads #kenyancrafts #accessories #women #womenempowerment #community #communityprojects #kalama #northernkenya #nrt #northernrangelandstrust #safaricom #safaricommarathon #wildlife #natgeo #africa #africanwildlife #TuskOrg #BetterFasterTogether #instagram #instamoment #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #tembeakenya
Did you know that the mountain bongo is the largest and heaviest of forest antelope? Yet the bongo is one the hardest forest antelope to see in the wild, so much so that the majority of the sightings are captured only on camera traps. Read all about these incredible animals and the work that has been done to protect them by Bongo Surveillance Project on our website.. 😀 Please help The Bongo Surveillence Project and Tusk continue to ensure these incredible animals are here for the next generation to enjoy by donating. . . . #Conservation #Mountainbongo #Kenya #bongo #antelope #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #animals #animallovers #africa #africanwildlife #endextinction #natgeo #beautifulcreatures #beautiful #magicalkenya #magical #hideandseek
Uniquely adapted for speed, the #cheetah is capable of reaching speeds greater than 110 kilometers per hour in just over 3 seconds, and at top speed their stride is 7 meters long. With its long legs and very slender body, the cheetah is quite different from all other cats and is the only member of its genus, Acinonyx. The cheetah’s unique morphology and physiology allow it to attain the extreme speeds for which it’s famous, and is often referred to as the greyhound of cats. @ccfcheetah (CCF) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. We are proud to support the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). Please help Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and Tusk continue the work to protect these incredible animals. Repost 📷: @ccfcheetah . . . #Africa #Conservation #cheetah #cat #wildcats #animals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #natgeophotography #animal #animals #speed #amazinganimals #animallovers #instaanimals #iganimals #repost #endextinction #extinction #africanwildlife #beautiful #beautifulcreatures
The world most eligible bachelor! Sudan the last remaining male northern white rhino has joined @tinder. This is a last attempt to save the incredible species. Make sure you show this guy some love. ❤️ @olpejeta Repost 📷: @faruclothing . . . #rhino #bbcnews #cnnnews #skynews #savetherhino #savetheanimals #extinction #endextinction #africa #africanwildlife #africananimals #instaanimal #animals #animallovers #bachelor #dude #help #donate #everylittlehelps #natgeo
Community Centred Conservation (C3) was borne out of the aspirations of three young people in Palau! C3 has continued to focused on a two-way process for conservation; learning from local communities about their innate knowledge of environmental resources and at the same time providing them with the information they required from collaborative scientific studies to make their own decisions about sustainable resource management. Great work C3! . . . #conservation #community #conserve #communityconservation #extinction #savetheplanet #protectwildlife #protecttheearth #earth #education #instamoment #instagram #help #africa #africanamazing
In the 1970’s there were 70,000 black rhino in Africa. Today they number approximately 5000. This extraordinary animal is on the brink of extinction. Borana Conservancy continues to work with Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Tusk to provide a safe environment for these special animals! Thanks for sharing such a cool photo @boranaconservancy. #Conservation #Kenya #Blackrhino #borana #rhino #elephant #conserve #africa #africanwildlife #protectwildlife #animallovers #animals #endextinction #stopivorytrade #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #amazing_captures #whyilovekenya #magicalkenya #tembeakenya #northernkenya #rangers #conservancy #donate
Don't you just love these t-shirts?? We are super excited to have partnered with @boden_clothing. Boden has created these beautiful t-shirts and for every purchase made £1 will be donated to Tusk! Repost 📷: @boden_clothing . . . #tshirts #clothing #animalprints #conservation #animals #animallovers #savetheplanet #wildlife #wildlifeprotection #africa #africanamazing #africanwildlife #endextinction #fashion #kidsfashion #kids #socool #community #rangers #beautiful #fun #wildlifeaddicts #instagram #instamoment #picoftheday #love #donate #support
When times are tough all wildlife needs protection. Thanks to @boranaconservancy a non-profit organisation dedicated to the sustainable conservation of critical habitat and wildlife, these beautiful #Zebras are safe. Please help @boranaconservancy and Tusk continue protecting these beautiful creatures by donating! Every little bit helps 😀! Thanks Borana Conservancy for sharing this lovely photo! . . . #Kenya #Igkenya #zebra #animals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #instagram #instamoment #conservation #protectwildlife #beautiful #africanamazing #africa #nature #naturelovers #tusktrust #community #education #borana #wildlifeprotection #preserve #wildlifeconservation #africanwildlife #environment #picoftheday
The @blackmambaapu also run an Environmental Education program known as the Bush Babies. The program is conducted at primary schools in the communities surrounding the Greater Kruger National Park. The objective of this program is to bring knowledge to life, raise awareness of their surrounding environment, give a better understanding of conservation and much more in our future generations! . . . #education #school #knowledge #learning #teaching #sharing #Conservation #children #youth #nextgen #environment #wildlife #nature #naturelovers #awareness #africanamazing #SouthAfrica #women #girlpower #instamoment #instagram #beautiful #charity #community #knowledgeispower #kids
Tusk is proud to support the @blackmambaapu Unit and the great work they do on a daily basis! Here is a brief introduction into what they do! The Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit was founded in 2013 by Transfrontier Africa and created to protect the Olifants West Region of Balule Nature Reserve and has since expanded to cover the entire Balule area, 400km². Our Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit is the first of its kind, being that the majority of our teams are women. We have currently deployed 26 Black Mambas and a further 23 armed guards that operate within Balule and along its boundaries. Anti-poaching is a major need in the area and we are constantly plagued by rhino and bush-meat poachers. Apart from antelopes, other endangered species such as wild dogs and cheetah are also sadly the victims of snaring. Keep up the great work! . . . #Conservation #SouthAfrica #africa #africanamazing #Antipoaching #igafrica #animals #protection #animallovers #poaching #women #amazingwomen #savetheanimals #instamoment #amazing_captures #instacool #amazing #greatwork #wildlifeconservation #endextinction #africanwildlife #protectwildlife #natgeo
GREAT NEWS from #China as they continue to support the #ivory ban! Charlie Mayhew, the CEO of Tusk, has made the following public statement; "Tusk welcomes the announcement from the Chinese Government marking the half way stage in its policy to close down the domestic ivory trade in ivory before the end of 2017. In shutting down the world's largest market for ivory, this concerted government action has rightly been hailed as a potential "game-changer" for the survival of elephants. This news demonstrates China’s clear commitment to closing their ivory trade. We hope the example set by China will underline the need for other countries, including the UK, to swiftly follow to close their own domestic trade." Thursday 30th March 2017. . . . #China #ivoryban #stopivory #betteralive #poaching #ivory #ivorytrade #elephants #tusk #instanature #natgeo #wildlife #wildlifephotography #beautiful #conservation #chinesegovernment #cites #photooftheday #goodnews #stillalongwaytogo #africa #africanamazing #nature
Happy #Mothers Day to all those special Mums out there! @biglifefoundation works around the clock to ensure these beautiful #lions have a future. There are less that 2,000 lions left in #Kenya . Due to the ongoing conflict between man and lion the African lion population has fallen from 200,000 to less than 20,000 in the last two decades. To help with the conflict in the Amboseli Ecosystem Big Life Launched the Predator Compensation Fund, which compensates the local Maasai for the loss of their livestock to predators, including lions, cheetah, hyena, leopard and others. With the fund in place, the killing stopped immediately. Thanks to Big Life Foundations work the Kilimanjaro lions found in the Amboseli Ecosystem are doing well. As a result they have had many litters of cubs! These cubs are lucky they are growing up with a mother and in a safe environment. Keep up the great work Big Life Foundation! . . . #conservation #nature #communities #rescue #animals #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #amazingcreatures #amazing_captures #cats #bigcats #kingofthejungle #instanimal #instamoments #planetearth #savetheplanet #donate #africa #africanamazing #donate #mum #cubs #beautiful #mothersday
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