In The Press

To view articles about Tusk featured in major publications during 2013 see below:

TITLE: Young Tusk Event at Love Brand & Co. Flagship Store
PUBLICATION: The Gentleman's Journal
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 3rd December, 2013

On 21 November, Tusk celebrated its very first Young Tusk event at the Love Brand & Co. flagship boutique on Park Walk, Fulham. The event was a complete sell out with more than 150 charitable young guests turning up to show their support for Tusk and the wildlife they are passionately fighting to save.

Attendees included British actor Will Poulter, adventurer Levison Wood, Tusk CEO, Charlie Mayhew and Founder & Creative Director of Love Brand & Co, Oliver Tomalin.

Since its launch in 1990, Tusk has built an enviable reputation for seeking out and supporting an impressive range of sustainable community development and conservation initiatives right across Africa. Tusk, whose Royal Patron is Prince William, invests in projects which use conservation as a tool to alleviate poverty, improve education and reduce conflict, whilst also protecting areas rich in biodiversity.

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TITLE: 'We must act NOW to stop elephant slaughter,' warns boss of William's favourite charity
PUBLICATION: Express Online
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1st November, 2013
AUTHOR: Ted Jeory

Prince William’s favourite conservation charity urges world leaders to back an $80million initiative by Hilary Clinton to stop the slaughter of African elephants for their ivory tusks.

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TITLE: Prince William on why conservation and Africa are burning passions he was born to pass on
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15th September, 2013
AUTHOR: Jane Treays

Despite the demands of being a new dad, William was desperately keen to talk about the destruction of Africa’s wildlife and he booked time out of his paternity leave to do so. Since becoming Royal Patron of Tusk, a Dorset-based charity devoted to animal conservation in Africa, the Prince has made regular trips to the continent highlighting the need for action. On 12 September, in a ceremony in London, he will present the first Tusk Conservation Awards to campaigners and workers in the field. Alongside him, and offering her support, will be the Duchess of Cambridge.

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TITLE: Tusk Conservation Awards: Princely custodians of the bush
PUBLICATION: The Telegraph
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12th September, 2013
AUTHOR: Nigel Richardson

Two conservationists were honoured tonight for their work in Africa with awards presented by Prince William. Nigel Richardson, who spent time with both men, in Zimbabwe and Kenya, reports on what they do and where tourists can see them in action.

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TITLE: Prince William awards Kenyan and Zimbabwean conservationists
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13th September, 2013

Tom Lalampaa has won a conservation award for his work in northern Kenya by the wildlife charity Tusk Trust.  He was one of five nominees and received his prize from Prince William at an awards ceremony in London.  Mr Lalampaa runs an organisation that helps remote and sometimes feuding communities co-exist with wildlife in a 200,000 sq km (4.9m-acre) area.

Zimbabwe’s Clive Stockil was also honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his work with rhinos.  Mr Stockil “is one of Africa’s great conservation pioneers, who long before many others recognised how critical it is to engage local communities in the conservation of their natural heritage,” one of the Tusk Conservation Awards judges said.

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TITLE: Incredible Safaricom Lewa marathon experience
PUBLICATION: Business Daily Africa
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11th July, 2013
AUTHOR: David Herbling

Lewa Marathon, distinguished for its charming landscape and unforgiving terrain, is billed as the one of the 10 ‘must do’ marathons in the world.

Themed ‘Running Wild,’ the marathon is about environmental conservation, having fun and stretching your body limits. Running here means an opportunity to see both white and black rhinos, Grevy’s Zebra’s among other grazers.

So, whether you’re an amateur runner, a world class athlete or have never run apart from when being chased; it is time you began preparing for next year’s Lewa Marathon.

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TITLE: Baaru becomes first runner to retain Safaricom Lewa Marathon title
PUBLICATION: Standard Digital
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 30th June, 2013
AUTHOR: Oscar Pilipili

Philemon Baaru entered into history books as the first ever runner to retain his title at Safaricom Lewa Marathon after he won this year’s edition of the competition on Saturday.

Baaru clocked two hours 20:50 to win 42km race during the 14th edition of the annual marathon at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Isiolo County to bag the Sh150,000 prize money.

Lewa Marathon his is one of the toughest marathons in the world but the only one where wild animals are privileged to be among the spectators as witnessed by Baaru.

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TITLE: The Trail Runner's Bucket List: Safaricom Marathon, Kenya
AUTHOR: Kelly McMillan

Finishing a marathon will never feel effortless, but doing it in the shadow of Mount Kenya somehow makes it easier to endure. Enter the Safaricom Marathon, which raises money for conservation and community projects in Kenya. Every June, 1,000 runners from around the globe gather at the 55,000-acre Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, about a four-hour drive from Nairobi, to jog through savannah that teems with elephants, zebras, and giraffes, all under the watchful eye of armed game rangers. That's not to say the Safaricom is easy: Temperatures often soar into the 90s, and though the track is relatively flat, the conservancy sits at a lung-busting altitude of 5,500 feet. But how many races let you check safari and marathon off your bucket list in one go?

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TITLE: The Duke of Cambridge Heads Anti-poaching Tuskforce
PUBLICATION: Hello Magazine
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13th March 2013

In his address to the Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Prince said ivory poaching has reached "shocking levels" and implored the 177 delegates to "do more to combat this serious crime" and "reverse the current alarming trends."  

William, who is patron of Tusk Trust, added: "If not, we could soon see some populations of these creatures, or even an entire species, disappear from the wild.  We simply must not let this catastrophe unfold."

TITLE: Poaching in Africa: rhino conservation in Namibia
DATE OF PUBLICATION:  4th March 2013
AUTHOR: Nigel Richardson

Nigel Richardson joins Charlie Mayhew, the founder of Tusk Trust, for a closer look at his wildlife conservation projects in the safari camps of Namibia.

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TITLE: Prince strikes a blow for the rhino
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 3rd January 2013
AUTHOR: Jessica Hatcher and Valentine Low

With five rhinos killed in a fortnight, it was nothing less than a slaughter. After one of the best protected sanctuaries in Africa saw the bloodiest month of the bloodiest year on record, the Duke of Cambridge has called for urgent action to stop the killing.

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TITLE: Prince William demands action to protect the rhino after record number of illegal killings in 2012
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 3rd January 2013
AUTHOR: Harriet Arkell

The Duke of Cambridge has called for a halt to the killing of rhinos for their horns as experts warn that Africa is facing the worst poaching crisis in decades.

Charlie Mayhew, chief executive of Tusk Trust, which the Duke of Cambridge became a patron of following his visits to Lewa, said: 'There are real alarm bells ringing.

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“Today, perhaps more than ever before, Africa’s natural heritage – this incredible, sustainable resource for our and future generations – is gravely threatened.

This is why Tusk’s PACE programme is so vital, educating local people to create a sustainable life balance with the wonders of Africa’s nature.  Already, it has made a real difference.  Going into the future, it represents one of the most powerful tools to strengthen communities, combat poaching and save what is irreplaceable.”

HRH The Duke of Cambridge
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