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Tusk Conservation Awards 2020 #NotOnTheirWatch

A celebration of Africa’s conservation leaders.


Tusk Conservation Awards 2020
6pm GMT Thursday 3rd December 2020
#NotOnTheirWatch #ForAllTheyDo #TuskAwards


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Tusk Conservation Awards 2020

The 2020 Awards ceremony will, for the first time, be a purely virtual event, on account of the restrictions imposed by Covid-19.

The event will be a celebration of all that can be achieved against the odds showcasing films of the five finalists in Africa and interviews with them and our patrons such as adventurer & TV Personality Bear Grylls who will introduce the Tusk Ranger Award.

We are extremely honoured that BBC Presenter Kate Silverton will be our host for the evening, broadcasting from Kennington Studios alongside best-selling singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti and band.

So please tune in here at 6pm GMT tonight – Thursday December 3rd 2020. 



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 eighth year, the 2020 Tusk Awards ceremony will be held virtually on Thursday 3rd December, 2020 at 6pm GPM – register to get the latest news about the event, and receive the ceremony programme, and watch live here .

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


Announcing the shortlist for the 2020 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, Charlie Mayhew, Tusk Trust CEO said:

We are immensely grateful to Ninety One for their continued partnership and thrilled to announce the invaluable additional support from The Nick Maughan Foundation. As the future of the natural world is brought into even sharper focus, it is fantastic that the recipients of our awards can continue their vital work thanks to this much needed boost to grant funding. I am very pleased today to reveal the three exceptional finalists for this year’s Tusk Award.”


Winners of the Tusk Conservation Awards 2019

Dr. Carlos Lopes Pereira

Tomas Diagne

Benson Kanyembo

Prince William Award

Supported by Ninety One

Tusk Award

Supported by Land Rover

Wildlife Ranger Award

Supported by a Private Donor

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


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.


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 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


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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)