About Our Partner-Tusk Trust


For thirty years, Tusk Trust has supported forward-thinking and successful conservation intervention in Africa. From the plains of the Serengeti to the rainforests of the Congo Basin, they are working towards a future in which people and wildlife can both thrive across the African continent.



Poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict are having a devastating impact on Africa’s wildlife. They believe local people and grassroots organisations are best positioned to address these threats, but are often under-resourced and lack the recognition they deserve. By partnering with leading and emerging conservationists across Africa, Tusk secures donor funding to invest in the best grassroots conservation initiatives – helping to increase their profile and maximize their impact.


They work with successful local organisations, including The Maa Trust, supporting and nurturing their conservation programmes to accelerate growth from an innovative idea to a scalable solution. They believe strategic conservation can empower local communities and improve livelihoods. They support and promote effective environmental education designed to provide a more sustainable future for the next generation.



It’s an approach that works. Through their partnerships, they continue to witness very significant progress, providing greater protection for over 70 million hectares of land and more than 40 different threatened species, while benefitting more than 7,500,000 people.


At Tusk, they build long-lasting relationships with their donors and partners seeking to invest in long-term solutions because sustainable conservation needs sustained funding. We are very grateful to Tusk for supporting The Maa Trust for the last 15 years; they are our longest serving partner who we are honoured to continue working with and learning from.