How animal friends helped Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)
Tusk - who we are
Tusk’s mission is to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa. 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. For almost 30 years, we have helped pioneer an impressive range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 countries, increasing vital protection for over 10 million acres of land and around 40 different threatened species. We’re working towards a future in which people and wildlife can both thrive across the African continent. 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.
What we do
Joining forces with over 80 project partners, we know that the key to sustainable conservation is supporting the expertise and initiatives of local communities.
More than 6,000 local people are employed through Tusk’s partner projects, while more than a million others benefit from greater security, infrastructure, healthcare, and the wider livelihood options that they present. Over 100,000 children currently attend schools and education centres supported by Tusk, and our Pan African Conservation Education (PACE) programme has already reached over 500,000 schoolchildren in 33 different countries. Tusk.org
How Animal Friends have helped us
The generous funding from Animal Friends Insurance has made a significant contribution to the investment that we make to our project partners working across Africa.
Tusk does not only work to safeguard rhinos and elephants, we support a wide range of initiatives with thanks to the generosity of our supporters. For example, we are currently funding community elephant guardians in Nigeria, the training of wildlife rangers in South Africa, monitoring of gorilla populations in DRC and environmental education across Malawi.
How you can help
As we approach our 30th anniversary, with your generous support, Tusk can and will continue to have lasting success in protecting Africa’s heritage, reduce poaching and human-wildlife conflict, and promoting environmental education across the continent.