Nominations are now open.
Nominations for the Tusk Conservation Awards are now open and will close on 6th April 2023.
Click below to learn more about the criteria for our 3 award categories. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any clarifications.
Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa
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
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.
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 conservation impact for wildlife and community development. Their work must be based in Africa.
- 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.
For the ranger award there are specific eligibility criteria
- The nominee must be an active ranger and a citizen of an African country
- The nominee must have worked as a ranger for more than ten years
- Team nominations will not be eligible
Awards are not made for:
- 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.