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DATE: 17 September, 2016

At an upcoming event hosted by Tusk, the charity's Royal Patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge is expected to call on Britain's Conservative Government to fulfil its pledge to ban all ivory sales. Click here to read the full article in The Telegraph.



DATE: 5 September, 2016

Former British Foreign Secretary William Hague has been involved in combatting the illegal wildlife trade since his time in office. Writing in The Telegraph he outlines the scale of the challenge and the part he's been playing in overcoming it, and he calls on his party to fulfil its manifesto pledge of putting an end to the ivory trade. Click here to read the article.



DATE: 24 November, 2015

Following the ceremony of the Tusk Conservation Awards 2015, The Telegraph profiles the winners who were presented with their awards by Prince William.

For his pioneering conservation work in Namibia, Garth Owen-Smith picked up the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa. Emmanuel de Merode collected the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa on account of his bold and ceaseless efforts to protect the Democratic Republic of Congo's mountain gorillas. Edward Ndiruu became the the first recipient of the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award for his work in preventing the poaching of elephant and rhino in Kenya.

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TITLE: Katherine Jenkins makes her red carpet return at Tusk Conservation Awards


DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24 November, 2015

Katherine Jenkins made a welcome return to the red carpet at the Tusk Conservation Awards on Tuesday night, looking sensational in an electric blue gown.

The 35-year-old Welsh singer showed her support for the third annual charity event, hosted by the Trust's Royal Patron, Prince William, at Claridges in London.

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TITLE: Prince William to speak out against wildlife trade as China's President Xi arrives in London

PUBLICATION: The Telegraph

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 19 October, 2015

Prince William will pull off a major coup on Monday when he records a TV programme to be seen by 100 million Chinese people.

The Duke of Cambridge will speak to his biggest ever audience in a programme for Chinese state television highlighting the threat to endangered species posed by the trade in illegal wildlife products.

Charlie Mayhew, the chief executive of the Tusk Trust conservation charity, of which the Duke is Patron, said: “I think this is a big moment. The Chinese clearly have respect for Prince William on this particular issue and since his visit in March we have seen a very significant step by President Xi in saying they will close down the domestic ivory trade."

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TITLE: Giants Club: A bloody war is being waged over the future of Africa’s elephants
PUBLICATION: The Independent

The men and women on the front line of this conflict are the wildlife rangers who risk their lives. It is a struggle that is being fought across numerous African countries, from Gabon to Kenya, Tanzania to Botswana. The battle is on to save the continent’s rapidly diminishing elephant population from extinction in the wild.

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TITLE: Pippa Middleton talks to HELLO! about completing her first marathon

Pippa Middleton has spoken for the first time about running her first full marathon. Writing exclusively for HELLO! magazine, Pippa explained why she wanted to run the gruelling 42km course in Kenya to complete Tusk Trust's Safaricom Marathon.

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TITLE: Prince William ends China tour visiting the elephants he seeks to protect

DATE OF PUBLICATION: 4th March, 2015
AUTHOR: Charlie Mayhew

The final day of The Duke of Cambridge's visit to China saw him focus on the threat to Africa’s wildlife from poaching, and included a trip to the country’s last elephant population at a Yunnan reserve. Tusk's CEO Charlie Mayhew joined The Duke for the discussions on tackling the illegal wildlife trade and provided a report for The Guardian.

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TITLE: Assael and Stenzhorn dedicate collections to endangered species 
PUBLICATION: Katrina Perez
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20th December, 2014
AUTHOR: Katrine Perez

Part of the profits made on the sale of Julie’s and Assael’s jewellery will go to two wild animal protection organisations: Wildlife Conservation Society runs both national and international projects to protect endangered species and analyses the data; Tusk’s mission is to find a way to combine the interests of both people and wildlife whilst preserving Africa’s natural heritage.

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TITLE: Children’s book promotes rhino awareness
PUBLICATION: msnbc Morning Joe
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 9th December, 2014

Teen author Jack Tudor Jones has written a new children’s book about the life of an orphaned black rhino. Jones, along with Charlie Mayhew of conservation group Tusk, joins Morning Joe to discuss efforts to save rhinos.

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TITLE: How Prince William Came to Love Wildlife
PUBLICATION: People Magazine
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 9th December, 2014
AUTHOR: Tara Fowler

A slightly anxious William addressed attendees at the International Corruption Hunters Alliance Conference at the World Bank, where he announced the formation of a task force to combat wildlife trafficking...

...The issue has long been an important one for William. Since 2005, he's been a patron of the Tusk Trust, a charity dedicated to "funding conservation, community development and environmental education programs across Africa." It's one of the first charities he chose to lend his support to, following in the steps of his father and grandfather before him.

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TITLE: Prince William and Duchess Kate Coming to New York on Sunday
PUBLICATION: Wall Street Journal
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 5th December, 2014
AUTHOR: Pia Catton

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge arrive in New York on Sunday for an itinerary packed with photo ops and receptions. But they also might have time for a little fun.

On Monday night, the British royals will be hanging out where some of America’s pop royals, Beyoncé and Jay Z, are regulars: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the Brooklyn Nets will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers...

...Also Monday, the prince hosts a reception for Tusk, a wildlife-conservation program. He has been its patron since 2005.

Ellen O’Connell, executive director of Tusk USA, said William has been a passionate supporter and “incredibly hands on” with the organization.

“He’s very conscious of using his royal status for good,” she said. “He has been an incredible force.”

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TITLE: One man's fight against Africa's ivory poachers
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 5th December, 2014
AUTHOR: John Vidal

Conservationist Richard Bonham’s 40-year campaign to protect Africa’s wildlife has led him from Kenya’s savannah to trinket shops in Hong Kong. To stop the slaughter, he says, action must be taken at both ends of the supply chain

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TITLE: Tusk Conservation Awards 2014: The 'White Maasai’ man among lions
PUBLICATION: The Telegraph
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 1st December, 2014
AUTHOR: Brian Jackman

Brian Jackman talks to the recipient of the Tusk Trust’s lifetime achievement award, Richard Bonham, who has dedicated himself to protecting Kenya’s endangered animals

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TITLE: Prince William honours Africa's wildlife guardians
PUBLICATION: The Telegraph
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21st November, 2014
AUTHOR: The Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge awards conservationists who work in the 'remotest and harshest environments on the continent'

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TITLE: Tusk Trust Conservation Awards: On patrol with the lion guardians in Tanzania
PUBLICATION: The Telegraph
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21st November, 2014
AUTHOR: Nigel Richardson

Nigel Richardson meets a biologist and Tusk award nominee with an innovative plan to save the big cat

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TITLE: Prince William: 'Time is running out for Africa's most magnificent creatures'
PUBLICATION: The Telegraph
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21st November, 2014

As rhino deaths in South Africa reach a record high, the Duke of Cambridge makes an urgent plea for an end to poaching on the eve of the Tusk Conservation Awards

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TITLE: Tusk Conservation Awards: Protecting the forests of Kenya
PUBLICATION: Telegraph Travel
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15th November, 2014
AUTHOR: NIgel Richardson

Nigel Richardson meets a young Kenyan who has become an environmental 'vision bearer’

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TITLE: Tusk Conservation Awards: Making a difference in Madagascar
PUBLICATION: Telegraph Travel
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 8th November, 2014
AUTHOR: NIgel Richardson

Out in the field, Nigel Richardson joins the first of three nominees for the Tusk Award for Conservation

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TITLE: Tusk Conservation Awards: nominees announced
PUBLICATION: The Telegraph
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25th September, 2014
AUTHOR: Natalie Paris

Conservation workers who have made a significant impact in Africa have been named as nominees for the Tusk Conservation Awards 2014, supported by Prince William

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TITLE: Borana Joins the Fight to Save Kenya’s Rhinos…and Wants You to Help Too
PUBLICATION: The Daily Beast
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18th February, 2014
AUTHOR: Joanna Eede

Black rhinos are on the verge of extinction, but one safari and conservation company in Kenya is fighting to protect them and end poaching. All visitors are welcome to join the struggle.

Looking after the world’s remaining black rhino has become a round-the-clock job. “It is the sad reality of man’s greed and folly that rhino now have to be under 24 hour surveillance,” said Charlie Mayhew, the CEO of Tusk Trust.

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TITLE: London Summit Intensifies Battle Against Wildlife Crime
DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12th February, 2014

At a side event Tuesday evening at the House of Lords hosted by Space for Giants with the Tusk Trust and Gabon National Parks Agency, Chad's Environment Minister Mahamat Issa Halikimi announced that Chad will destroy its entire stockpile of ivory on February 20.
Tanzania's Minister for Natural Resources and Wildlife, Lazaro Nyalandu, said, "We are saying no to poaching; we are saying no to this trade."

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