Tusk Conservation Awards 2021

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Tusk Conservation Awards 2021
Celebrate Africa’s conservation leaders #ForAllTheyDo

Now in its ninth year, the Awards ceremony was held as a face to face event at the BFI Southbank in London hosted by Kate Silverton. Five of Africa’s conservation luminaries were honoured #ForAllTheyDo to advance conservation.

Watch our Awards Highlights programme, featuring highlights from the evening and never before seen behind the scenes interviews.

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Congratulations to the Tusk Conservation Award Winnners 2021

2021 TUSK AWARD WINNERS

Simson Uri-Khob
Namibia
Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa

Suleiman Saidu
Nigeria
Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award

Julie Razafimanahaka
Madagascar
Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa

ABOUT THE AWARDS

The Tusk Conservation Awards, in partnership with Ninety-One, celebrate African-based conservation leaders and wildlife rangers, and their significant impacts in the field.

Their work with wildlife and communities in Africa safeguards the future for us all.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Tusk’s Royal Patron says “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.”

Now in its ninth year, the 2021 Tusk Awards ceremony was held as a face to face event at the BFI Southbank in London hosted by Kate Silverton. Tune in on Monday 29th November for our Awards Highlights programme, featuring highlights from the evening and never before seen behind the scenes interviews.

Endangered since the 1970’s, the Grevy's zebra has a global population of just 2,000 – surviving only in a few protected areas.

TUSK AWARD FOR CONSERVATION IN AFRICA 2021

Shortlist for the 2021 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, Charlie Mayhew, Tusk Trust CEO said:

“The last 18 months have been extremely challenging for everyone, but none more so than those living in the developing world. Covid-19 has been particularly devastating to the economies of Africa, where international travel restrictions have brought the wildlife and tourism industries to their knees. With COP26 bringing the future of the natural world to the very front of our minds, there is no better time to celebrate those at the forefront of efforts to protect it. I am very pleased today to reveal the three exceptional finalists for this year’s Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa.”

Nominee for Tusk Conservation Award in Africa 2021

Winner of Tusk Conservation Award in Africa 2021

Nominee for Tusk Conservation Award in Africa 2021

The Awards

Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa

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Sponsored by Ninety One, this is a lifetime achievement award, given to a distinguished individual for their outstanding dedication and exceptional continued contribution to conservation in Africa. The winner will be announced during the ceremony and will receive a grant of £100,000 towards their work.

Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa

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Land Rover

Sponsored by Land Rover, this is for an individual who is judged to be an emerging leading conservationist, in recognition of their outstanding success shown in their chosen field. The three finalists are previewed on the following pages. The winner will be announced during the ceremony and will receive a grant of £75,000 towards their work. The two finalists will each receive a grant of £20,000, one of which has been sponsored by EJF Philanthropies.

Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award

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Nick Maughan Foundation

This award gives international recognition to the dedication and commitment of an individual who works in the field to protect Africa’s wildlife. The award is being sponsored by The Nick Maughan Foundation. The winner will be announced during the ceremony and will receive a grant of £30,000 towards their work.

Black rhinos have existed on earth for 50 million years. Today, there are under 6,000 remaining.

GET INVOLVED

There are lots of ways that you can show your support for the awards. What can you do?

  • Will you share this site with your friends and family?
  • Will you donate to Tusk, and help to ensure that more conservationists in Africa receive funding?
  • Will you learn more about conservation issues like the Illegal Wildlife Trade, by visiting Tusk.org?

Whatever you can do, please do it now, and help us to thank them #ForAllTheyDo

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The African lion now occupies less than 5% of its historic range, with a global population of under 25,000 remaining in the wild.

OUR PARTNERS

Without our partners, there would be no awards. Each year, they give of their time and resources to make sure that we can continue to recognise, inspire and encourage conservationists in Africa, for all the work that they do. They also go the extra mile to make sure that our finalists and winners have the once in a lifetime experience, they deserve. Please take the time to visit our partner pages and find out how they contribute to making each year bigger and better.

Mountain gorillas have endured decades of war, poaching, habitat destruction and disease. Today, there are about 1,063 left in the wild.

OUR TUSK AWARD JUDGES

Our judging panel features some of the leading conservation figures working in Africa today. They are all experts in their fields, with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities of African conservationists

#ForAllTheyDo

Simson Uri-Khob
Namimbia
Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa

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Many thanks to David Yarrow,
Tusk’s official photographer for use of his wonderful work.

Royal Patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge, KG KT

The Tusk Conservation Awards are an initiative of Tusk.

Tusk Trust Limited is a charity registered in England and Wales, No: 1186533, and a company registered in England and Wales, No: 11948023.

In the US, “The Friends of Tusk Fund” donor advised fund is administered by CAF America (Tax ID 43-1634280)