Published 18 Jul, 2014
Charlie Mayhew, MBE, Chief Executive and co-founder of Tusk Trust came to talk to PHF about Tusk and the amazing projects they support in Africa.
Tusk has over twenty years of experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa.
Since its formation in 1990, Tusk has raised over £25 ($40) million for a wide range of projects across the continent. It currently supports 52 field projects in 17 African countries that not only work to protect wildlife, but also help to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education amongst rural communities who live alongside the wildlife. As the ever-expanding human population and its demand for more land brings increasing conflict with wildlife, Tusk’s aim is to forge an inextricable link between the preservation of Africa’s natural heritage and the future of its land, culture and people.
Charlie founded Tusk with actor Timothy Ackroyd in 1990 and under Mayhew’s stewardship the charity has since grown into becoming a highly reputable NGO. In recognition of his services to conservation in Africa, Charlie was awarded an MBE in December 2005.