It is Tusk Trust’s 25th Birthday this year…
Win the Ultimate Kenyan Safari in Honor of Tusk’s 25th Birthday – Aardvark Safaris Blog.
I will definately enter this- could end up staying at Sarara…
or one of my favourite places, Lewa House….
For 25 years, Tusk has been providing hope to the people of Africa through wildlife conservation. With 50 field projects in 18 countries, it has become one of the leading conservation, education and community charities working in Africa.
Tusk’s projects combine conservation, education and job creation to ensure wildlife and land become a renewable resource for local communities. Over the last quarter of a century, it has raised over $30 million to invest in a range of successful conservation initiatives providing vital protection for 36 endangered species, including elephant, rhino, cheetah, chimpanzee, mountain and lowland gorilla, and African wild dog.
The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues.
This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil.
Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation.
Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas.
Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.