Nominations 20121

Nominations for the 2021 Tusk Awards are now closed!

Look out for finalist and winner announcements later in the year.

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.


All Tusk Conservation Awards Criteria

Across all three awards decisions are made based on the following eligibility criteria:

Awards will be given for:

  • Proven positive impact on the lives of the people and wildlife of Africa.
  • Demonstration of past successes.
  • People who act as a role model and provide a level of mentorship.
  • People whose ideas are replicable or scalable in-country and across the continent.
  • Country nationals with the exception of long-term residency (15+ years) or commitment to country/region/ building capacity of local team members for future leadership.
  • People and projects that will continue into the future and are sustainable.
  • People who take a grassroots approach to their work and are inclusive of local communities.
  • Proven collaboration amongst peers and within Government structures.
  • Work that needs to be recognised and given publicity in order to thrive .
  • People that can prove ‘value’ for money and have the ability to manage grants and reporting requirements.

Awards are not made for:

  • Self-applications.
  • Posthumously.
  • People who are undertaking pure academic research.
  • Individuals working for themselves (not part of a team).
  • Individuals working in animal welfare or the rehabilitation of captive animals.
In addition to the general eligibility criteria above please view each individual award for any addition award specific criteria.
To see all Tusk Award criteria at a glance click here.

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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.

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