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Tusk Conservation Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 Tusk Conservation Awards are now open. Help us inspire Africa’s conservation leaders by nominating and honouring the conservation leader who inspires you.

 

The intention is that the nominees of the Tusk Awards should have no knowledge of their nomination. Therefore, please ensure that the details of your application and the references remain strictly confidential and that you don't reveal to the candidate that he/she is being considered for an award.


The deadline for applications is 15th April 2022.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]


Eligibility Criteria

Nominees that meet the following eligibility criteria will be considered for the Tusk Conservation Awards


Awards will be given for:

  • Proven positive conservation impact for wildlife and communities. 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:

  • 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.
How to complete the Nomination Form:

You will be asked for details on your nominee including their personal details and impact in the conservation world.
In addition you will be required to upload three references (see page 9) before you can submit the application. We would recommend that you ask for these when you start the application so that you can submit them all together.

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Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa

Completing this form will enable you to nominate someone for the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa 2022.



A lifetime achievement award, which recognises outstanding dedication and exceptional continued contribution to conservation in Africa.


Please make sure you have reviewed all the eligibility and criteria for this award prior to completion, and that you have all the required information to hand. 


Deadline: Please submit the nomination form no later than 15th April 2022. If you have any queries contact [email protected]


Prince William Award Criteria:

  • An inspiring individual with 20+ years experience in the field
  • Continues actively to advance conservation in Africa through innovation and leadership
  • Proven conservation legacy
  • Evidenced replicability of work
  • Leader in field of expertise
  • Proven impact supported by examples
  • Instigated change at a country-wide and/or continent-wide or international level
  • Source of inspiration for young conservationists
  • Evidence of clear succession planning
  • Minimum of two strong local references
  • This is not an end of career or retirement award

The Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa

Completing this form will enable you to nominate someone for the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa 2022.


This is to award an individual judged to be emerging as a leading conservationist, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to conservation and considerable success shown in their chosen field.


Please make sure you have reviewed all the eligibility and criteria for this award prior to completion, and that you have all the required information to hand.


Deadline: Please submit the nomination form no later than 15th April 2022. If you have any queries contact [email protected]


Tusk Award Criteria
  • Mid-career conservationists (minimum of 8 to 10 years experience)
  • Proven impact to date
  • Evidence of potential for future scalability
  • Proven perseverance to overcome challenges
  • Ability to develop and expand work using a Tusk Award
  • Grassroots approach
  • People undertaking pragmatic work that is both realistic and innovative/ambitious
  • Previous Finalists will be reconsidered for the Tusk Award after 5 years

The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award

Completing this form will enable you to nominate someone for the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa 2022.


This award is to recognise the dedication and commitment of an individual who works in the field on a daily basis to protect Africa’s wildlife.


Please make sure you have reviewed all the criteria for this award prior to completion. 

Deadline: Please submit the nomination form no later than 15th April  2022. If you have any queries contact [email protected]


Eligibility

  • 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

Criteria

  • Recognised leader amongst colleagues
  • Grassroots career – worked through the ranks
  • Team player
  • Award not defined by discipline – community-based scout, intelligence, wildlife department scout, monitoring and research based
  • Influenced policy for management of wildlife in-country
  • Influenced policy for ranger welfare
  • Influenced policy for wildlife status in country
  • Proven record in protecting/safe guarding human-rights
  • Role model for new recruits
  • Provides mentorship for new recruits
  • Self-sacrifice to the wildlife and therefore job
  • Incorruptible
  • Courageous
  • Impact on levels of poaching / illegal wildlife trade / human-wildlife conflict
  • Length of service
  • Strong local references
  • Not a member of a private security company

Nominee Information




Please add full URLs to the fields below and not just the nominees handle.
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Nominee Information

Conservation Impact

Based on your narrative please list up to four key achievements made by the nominee

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Conservation Legacy

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Links and Uploads

List up to three website links to media coverage which will support your nomination


Please upload a map to show area of operation of the nominee
Please attach a jpeg image of the nominee
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References

Please upload three references for the nominee. Please note that a maximum of one referee should be based outside of the country of operation – the judges prefer to see evidence of impact from local referees.


Where possible do not ask for references from within his/her organisation. Please indicate which contacts below will be the signatories for the grant.


Please ask the referees to focus on the following:

  • In what capacity have they known the nominee and for how long?
  • In their opinion how dedicated is the nominee to his/her chosen field of work? Please give some examples to illustrate their commitment to conservation.
  • In their opinion how significant is the work of the nominee? 
  • Does the nominee have support at the local/grassroots level?
  • How have the nominee’s contributions served as an example/inspiration to others?

Reference 1
Reference 2
Reference 3
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Your Contact Details




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