Rosamond's relationship with Tusk began when she received a special commission from the Cotswold Wildlife Park to create a bronze celebrating the birth of the first white rhino in the Park’s 43 year history. Sales of subsequent limited editions of her highly acclaimed Study of a White Rhino and Calf went on to raise significant funding for Tusk’s rhino conservation projects, selling out of all but one remaining edition.
Tusk is a small, dynamic organisation with over twenty five years of experience initiating and funding conservation projects, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa.
Tusk currently supports 53 field projects in 18 African countries that protect wildlife and help to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable development amongst the rural communities who live alongside wildlife. As the human population increases the inevitable demand for land often leads to conflict with wildlife. Tusk’s holistic approach recognises that the future of the continent’s natural heritage is as much dependant on improving education as it is providing protection. Therefore whilst investing substantial funds in wildlife security, Tusk also helps to fund the construction of primary & secondary schools and water projects, as well as initiatives that can stimulate employment through nature-based enterprise in remote areas.
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.