About the Tusk Conservation Awards

The Tusk Conservation Awards, in partnership with Ninety One, honour the heroes of African conservation, and help tell their stories to the world. For over a decade, The Tusk Conservation Awards have served as a springboard for Africa’s foremost conservationists. These guardians of biodiversity have since risen to the top of their fields, scaling their work and amplifying conservation impact across the continent.
HRH The Prince of Wales, 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.

The 2023 Tusk Awards ceremony took place on Monday 27th November, at The Savoy, London. Click here to watch the 2023 Tusk Conservation Awards highlights. More information about awards alumni can be found here.

The Tusk Story

At the end of the 1980’s Africa was in the midst of a poaching crisis. Black rhino were on the brink of extinction and the African elephant population was being slaughtered at a rate of 100,000 each year. Drastic times required urgent action.

Established in response to this dire need, Tusk’s mission was to find a way to combine the interests of both people and wildlife while preserving Africa’s natural heritage.

Tusk support projects that not only work to protect wildlife, but also help to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education in rural communities living alongside wildlife. As the ever-expanding human population and its demand for more land brings increasing conflict with wildlife, Tusk’s aim is to forge an inextricable link between the preservation of Africa’s natural heritage and the future of its land, culture and people.

To find out more about Tusk and the work we do, visit tusk.org