Tusk USA is delighted to host Dr Louise Leakey, daughter of Dr Richard Leakey and Director of the Turkana Basin Institute, who will discuss Kenyan Wildlife and the current challenges facing conservation and wildlife management, and a a unique off road driving event.
Kenya, and other African nations, are once again faced with a dramatic upsurge in poaching of elephant and rhino. What might be the reasons for this, are there any solutions and how can the biodiversity and habitat under constant threat from increased human population dependent on the same resources, be secured? Rhino Ark, the organisation for which this lecture seeks to raise support, aims to protect and preserve the mountain forests of the Aberdares, Mount Kenya, Mount Iburu and the Mau, all significant reservoirs of rich biodiversity and the last remaining large water catchment areas serving much of Kenya's population.
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One of the leading conservation charities exclusively focused on Africa. Tusk is a dynamic and pioneering organisation that has become a highly effective and efficient force in African wildlife conservation. Over the past 25 years we have invested £25m into our successful combination of wildlife protection, community development and education programmes, providing lasting benefit to the people and wildlife of Africa.
Under the patronage of HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Tusk has been involved in and contributed towards more than 100 important wildlife conservation projects. These provide greater protection for 36 different endangered species, spanning 18 countries and a total landmass of more than 100,000 square miles.