Now in its seventh year, the Awards ceremony will for the first time be held at The Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London, and will be hosted by Kate Silverton.
The annual Tusk Conservation Awards were established in 2013 in partnership with Investec Asset Management and in conjunction with HRH The Duke of Cambridge, to celebrate the achievements of extraordinary people whose work protecting Africa’s irreplaceable natural heritage might otherwise go unnoticed. All finalists not only receive grants to support their work, but also the international recognition they have earned, which further contributes to the development of their projects. The three Awards are as follows:
The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa, supported by Investec Asset Management, is a lifetime achievement award, given to a distinguished individual for their outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution to conservation in Africa over many years. One winner is chosen each year .
The Tusk Conservation Award in Africa, supported by Land Rover, recognises an emerging leader in conservation whose work has already demonstrated an exceptional commitment and has made a significant impact to date. Three finalists are chosen each year.
The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award recognises the dedication and bravery of rangers working to protect Africa’s increasingly endangered wildlife. One winner is chosen every year.
Please nominate your conservation hero if you know someone who deserves recognition for the amazing conservation work they do in Africa
In November 2018 Prince Wiliam paid tribute to the extraordinary men and women working tirelessly in Africa, for its people and wildlife at the annual Tusk Conservation Awards.
HRH The Duke of Cambridge KG, KT
These awards which mean a great deal to me personally, play a huge part in our mission to preserve Africa’s precious wildlife for its people. It is vital that we recognise the dedication of these unsung heroes and the bravery of rangers risking their lives, day and night, on conservation’s frontline. We all owe them a huge debt of gratitude.