Nominations 20121

Celebrate Africa’s conservation leaders #ForAllTheyDo

Tusk Conservation Awards Ceremony 2021


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

Monday 22nd November
BFI Southbank
London SE1 8XT

6pm: Doors open, champagne & canapés
7:30-8:30pm: Awards ceremony
Dress code: Cocktail & suits
Ticket Price – £75

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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

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

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.

Tusk Conservation Awards 2020

A celebration of Africa’s conservation leaders.

#NotOnTheirWatch #ForAllTheyDo #TuskAwards

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

The event celebrated 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 hosted the evening, broadcasting from Kennington Studios alongside best-selling singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti and band.

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Congratulations to the Tusk Conservation Award Winnners 2021


Hipólito Lima
São Tomé and Príncipe
Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa

Amos Gwema
Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award

John Kamanga
Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa


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 was held virtually on Thursday 3rd December, 2020 at 6pm GPM.

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.”

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

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,
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Royal Patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge, KG KT

The Tusk Conservation Awards are an initiative of Tusk.

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