With two major global biodiversity conferences upon us, conservation takes another turn in the news agenda.
Achilles has been a passionate voice for birds and wetlands in Uganda for 27 years. Achilles was instrumental in the identification of Important Bird Areas (IBAs), enabling the designation of 12 Ramsar sites across Uganda. Uganda’s wetlands are no longer wastelands but productive ecosystems for conservation, climate change mitigation and supporting local livelihoods.
Charlie Mayhew (Tusk CEO) and Hendrik du Toit (Founder and CEO of Ninety One) comment on Ninety One’s announcement that they will be launching a charitable share class which will make annual donations to Tusk to help the ranger community and to support rangers’ conservation efforts.
At Tusk Roundtable, Attended By The Prince Of Wales, plans to accelerate African-led conservation were discussed ahead of major global biodiversity summits.
HRH The Prince of Wales honours Africa’s conservation leaders at the annual Tusk Conservation Awards, ahead of milestone global biodiversity summits taking place this month.
For nearly four decades, Neddy Mulimo has dedicated his life to conservation. His passion and drive are the reason he was selected to run an elite and highly targeted Specialist Anti-Poaching Unit in 2008. Day and night, he dedicates his time and energy to unearthing information about illegal poaching activities and guiding the five units he supports to help them meet their fullest potential.
From undercover operations to advocating for rangers’ working conditions, Neddy Mulimo (Senior Ranger at the Specialist Anti-Poaching Unit (SAPU) in Mumbwa, Zambia) has put his life on the line time and time again as we learn that over 100 wildlife rangers were killed in the line of duty over the last year*.
Dismas, a Maasai from the Loliondo district, is a true grassroots conservationist. In his role as a programme coordinator for Ujamaa Community Resource Team, the 48-year-old self-taught conservationist has been instrumental in securing land rights for the local Hadzabe community, with 100,500 hectares of land secured by law since 2011.
Miguel has worked within Maputo National Park since 1999, becoming Park Warden in 2008. Under Miguel’s inspirational leadership across the last 12 years, the park has changed dramatically from a free-for-all hunting ground to a landscape able to support thriving populations of wildlife and recovering ecosystems, both in the ocean and on land.
David Daballen is the Director of Field Operations for Save The Elephants. As an ambassador and warrior for elephants for the past 20 years, he’s been involved in more than 100 collaring operations and can identify 500 individuals.
This year, we're celebrating the 10th year of the Tusk Conservation Awards. To mark a decade of shining a light on conservation heroes, we're catching up with the winners of years past to find out what they've been up to since winning their award.