David Yarrow is proud to support Tusk Trust as their affiliated photographer. This long-term partnership reflects David’s personal commitment to protecting the special environments in which he works. All of the royalties from David Yarrow’s book Wild Encounters go towards supporting Tusk Trust.
Tusk is a small, dynamic organisation with over twenty years of experience initiating and funding conservation projects, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa.
Since its formation in 1990, Tusk has invested more than £35 ($50) million into a wide range of projects across the continent.
Tusk supports more than 60 field projects in 19 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.
HRH the Duke of Cambridge became the charity’s Royal Patron in 2005 and has been a proactive supporter of Tusk’s work ever since. David Yarrow Photography has and continues to collaborate with Tusk on a wide-range of projects.
In 2017 David became an ambassador for WildArk alongside surfer Mick Fanning and Australian Rugby captain, David Pocock. WildArk is a young organisation with passion and energy, their mission is to secure parts of identified green belts around the world to protect the rich biodiversity of these areas as a way of conserving wildlife while creating research and experience opportunities for people to reconnect with nature and then become inspired to protect it.
WildArk was founded by passionate conservationists Mark and Sophie Hutchinson who are concerned about the perils facing the worlds wild places. Together with their team, they are working to protect our wild places to ensure they are protected for future generations. David Yarrow photography is proud to help a noble cause.
WildArk has worked with global leaders in conservation science to develop a robust strategy that prioritises their conservation efforts across the globe. For the first time, charismatic flagship species and the places in which they live have been integrated into a prioritisation process that maximizes global benefits to biodiversity. The result is a diverse collection of 100 threatened species “the WildArk 100” that serve as ambassadors of their unique ecosystems and 50 sites throughout the global priority terrestrial ecoregions that are in need of conservation action. Find out more about Wild Ark via their website and be sure to follow their Instagram to keep up to date.
Kevin Richardson Foundation
I am proud that Kevin Richardson (@lionwhisperersa) has asked me to become an ambassador to his foundation – an invitation I readily accepted. Few people in Africa know more about lions than Kevin, he has worked with them for years and his ability to communicate with dangerous cats in his reserve is remarkable.
I am often asked how he can make a difference to the lion’s plight (less than 16,000 now exist in Africa). The answer is awareness. We live in an era of influencers, reality TV and the immediacy of social media. Kevin is authentic, articulate and a very relevant and passionate voice. The lion could have no better friend in Africa.
Kevin and I have worked together for 6 years and we know images like this can reinforce the importance of protecting the kings of Africa.