Without our partners, there would be no awards. Each year, they give us 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.

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Ninety One is an active, global investment manager whose goal is to provide long-term investment returns for their clients while making a positive difference to people and the planet. Established in South Africa in 1991, as Investec Asset Management, the firm began as a small start-up offering domestic investments in an emerging market. In 2020, as a global firm proud of their emerging market roots, they demerged to become Ninety One.

Ninety One’s heritage and approach bring a different perspective to active and sustainable investing across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives to their clients – institutions, advisors and individual investors around the world.

Ninety One continues to be a proud partner of Tusk since co-creating the Tusk Conservation Awards in 2013.


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Defender embraces the impossible. Each member of the Defender family is purposefully designed, highly desirable and seriously durable. A modern-day hero that respects the past but at the same time anticipates the future. 

Available in 90, 110 and 130 body styles, with up to eight seats, each has a charisma of its own. 

As part of a sustainability-rich vision of modern luxury by design, Defender 110 is available as an electric hybrid. 

Defender Hard Top means business, with 90 and 110 body styles for professional capability. 

A beacon of liberty since 1948, Defender supports humanitarian and conservation work with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Tusk Trust.  

The Defender brand is underpinned by Land Rover – a mark of trust built on 75 years of expertise in technology and world-leading off-road capability.  

Defender is designed and engineered in the UK and sold in 121 countries. It belongs to the JLR house of brands alongside Range Rover, Discovery and Jaguar. 

Defender is proud to support the Tusk Awards, not only to help recognise and raise awareness of the contribution of these leading conservationists, but to provide resources that empower communities and individuals in wildlife conservation programmes across Africa.


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The Nick Maughan Foundation was established in 2020 to further a range of philanthropic initiatives in education, the environment and civic support schemes for disenfranchised communities. The Foundation supports wildlife conservation projects both in the United Kingdom and worldwide.



DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Their DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, E-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 400,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 66 billion euros in 2020. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.


ISPS Handa

ISPS HANDA believes in the “power of sport” and its ability to inspire, transform and unite people and communities. As the world sees unprecedented changes and the threats to the natural world, ISPS HANDA is honoured to be a long-standing partner of Tusk and its endeavour to raise awareness and support for the conservation of Africa’s unique biodiversity.


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