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Tusk, an organisation dedicated to protecting wildlife and educating people living in poverty, has placed 21 unique Rhino on the streets of London.


Tusk has been working in Africa for the last 30 years, ensuring that conservation efforts are upheld. They work to fight poaching and habitat-loss.

“We work with successful local organisations, supporting and nurturing their conservation programmes to accelerate growth from an innovative idea to a scalable solution.”

“We believe strategic conservation can empower local communities and improve livelihoods. We support and promote effective environmental education designed to provide a more sustainable future for the next generation.”

The Tusk Rhino Trail is a London wide art installation that is celebrating the magnificence of the rhino. The point of the art instillation is to draw attention to the plight of poaching and fighting for the species survival.

Each sculpture has been specially designed, decorated and embellished by internationally renowned artists. There are 21 different sculptures placed all over the streets of London and they have been placed in a way that people can walk through the city and view each one.

Each sculptire has a sponsor so the money raised by painting them, and then later auctioning them off, will be used to fund the fight against poaching in Africa.

The sculptures will be displayed until the celebration of World Rhino Day on 22 September 2018. Thereafter they will be prepared for auction in early October. The auction will be held the same week world leaders gather in London to attend the International Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade.

You can see two examples of the painted Rhino below. If you are in London any time soon, you can see the Rhino Trail Map here.

Adam Dant’s piece, titled A.D.’s Rhino, is an homage to the first visual depiction of a rhino by Albrecht Durer in 1515.
Image: Hugh Kelly
David Mach’s sculpture, Rhino Eterno, is a message that, if we don’t protect rhinos now, we’ll experience a Dia de Muertos (remembrance day) for them.
Image: Hugh Kelly

Sources: Tusk / Facebook
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