The Foundation is dedicated to supporting wildlife conservation efforts across the globe, and reversing the climatic effects brought on by the accelerated pace of fossil fuel use for power, industry and transport.
By donating to organisations effective in carbon reduction, sequestration and wildlife conservation, NMF works to build a safer planet for future generations.
NMF has committed £1m to support Tusk Trust, an anti-poaching charity of which Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, is the Royal Patron. NMF’s support helps Tusk further its mission to combat poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict.
Specific initiatives NMF has supported include the Tusk Lion Trail – an international street art exhibition aiming to raise awareness of the magnificence of lions and the threats facing them today. Sponsoring life-sized lion sculptures designed by the likes of actor John Clease and Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood, the global art installation raised £1.1m for conservation projects.
NMF also sponsors Tusk’s annual Conservation Awards, including the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award, which seeks to recognise an individual dedicated to protecting Africa’s wildlife. Previous winners include Amos Gwema from Zimbabwe, a wildlife intelligence officer that works with local communities to dismantle poaching networks, and Suleiman Saidu, a park ranger that works to protect elephants in Yankari National Park in Nigeria. Recognising the unsung conservation heroes of today, the award hopes to inspire the environmental leaders of tomorrow.
NMF has also matched all donations up to £150,000 made to Tusk through The Times newspaper’s 2020 Annual Christmas Appeal, with the additional funding going towards protecting endangered animals and the livelihoods of thousands of local farmers.
Nick has written extensively on environmental topics for outlets such as Reaction, Politics Home and New Europe. He is also a director of CSX, the carbon exchange focussed on biomass carbon sequestration measurement.