Simson is the CEO of the Save the Rhino Trust, having worked with the organisation for 30 years. His work has supported efforts to bring back the desert-adapted black rhino from the brink of extinction. Today, rhino numbers have increased and conservancies are supported to employ locally-recruited rangers, provide education and health improvements and help for farmers.
The Duke of Cambridge honoured Africa’s wildlife protectors at the 2021 Tusk Conservation Awards, hosted by Tusk in London.
Ahead of the prestigious Tusk Conservation Awards, which will be held as a live ceremony at the UK's leading repertory cinema, BFI Southbank on the 22nd November, Tusk is pleased to announce the winner of the Wildlife Ranger Award 2021.
Suleiman is a Senior Game Guard Ranger at the Yankari National Park in Nigeria. Taking a zero-tolerance approach, Suleiman has driven down cattle grazing in the reserve, clamped down on corruption and drastically reduced the levels of poaching.
Rachel Ikemeh is the Founder and Director of the SW/Niger Delta Forest Project. She works in one of the most insecure regions in the world building strong community relationships and working to save a Critically Endangered primate.
Julie Razafimanahaka is the Executive Director of Madagasikara Voakajy, overseeing its mission to prevent the extinction of Madagascar’s endemic species.
Tusk, in collaboration with Bonhams Auction House and Artsy, hosted a highly successful auction, raising £1.1m to protect lions and their landscapes.
Dr Caleb Ofori-Boateng is the Founder and Director of Herp Conservation Ghana and works for the protection of amphibians in Ghana.
The ‘Civilian Warrior’, designed by David Griggs, was revealed on the steps of Sydney Town Hall on Monday 8th November, as the final lion in the global Tusk Lion Trail ahead of auction at Bonhams on 9th November.
With the pivotal meeting on climate change now underway in Glasgow, Tusk Trustee Dr Susan Canney explores the role of wild animals in the climate debate in a guest blog for Tusk. Her call for world leaders to recognise that humanity and nature are one community with a shared future comes as world leaders at COP26 commit to end deforestation by 2030.
Pride of life-sized lion sculptures curated by an array of globally renowned artists will be auctioned in support of African conservation.
Africa's leading conservationists will be honoured at the 2021 Tusk Conservation Awards, hosted by Tusk in London.