The Tusk Conservation Awards have been developed by Tusk Trust in partnership with Investec Asset Management. The awards aim to highlight the outstanding achievements of individuals working within the field of conservation. From practical field conservation to successful environmental education, these awards aim to recognise the achievements of individuals who are ensuring the future of Africa and bringing the challenges faced by the continent to a global audience.
Nominations will be assessed by an independent panel of experts who will decide upon two winners: a life-time achievement award and an award that identifies exceptional conservation practice over a shorter period of time. Nominations for the 2014 awards will open on 30th September 2013.
There are two annual Awards available, which will recognise outstanding achievements demonstrated by the nominees in the area of African wildlife conservation and with a particular focus on the core objectives of Tusk’s holistic approach to conservation. The judges will assess nominee’s outstanding contribution towards any or all of the following areas: wildlife and habitat conservation, development and delivery of environmental education, and sustainable community development programmes designed to enhance conservation.
- The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa will be awarded to a distinguished individual for their outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution over a minimum of ten years to conservation in Africa. This award is considered a lifetime achievement award. The award winner will be presented with a trophy and a grant towards their chosen project.
- The Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa will be awarded to an individual with a minimum of five years experience who has demonstrated a considerable commitment to conservation and has already made a significant impact. The award recognises an up-and-coming conservationist whose work shows real promise. The award winner and runner up will be presented with a trophy and grants to further their work.