This award goes to an individual judged to be an emerging conservation leader, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to conservation and considerable success shown in their chosen field. The award is sponsored by Land Rover. The winner will be announced on the night of the Awards, with all three finalists receiving a grant towards their work. Find out more about each of our finalists by clicking on their names below.
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“The last 18 months have been extremely challenging for everyone, but none more so than those living in the developing world. Covid-19 has been particularly devastating to the economies of Africa, where international travel restrictions have brought the wildlife and tourism industries to their knees. With COP26 bringing the future of the natural world to the very front of our minds, there is no better time to celebrate those at the forefront of efforts to protect it. I am very pleased today to reveal the three exceptional finalists for this year’s Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa.”
Find out more about each of our finalists by clicking on their names above
South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO) – Executive Director.
John is one of Kenya’s foremost grassroots conservation leaders who has dedicated his career to developing a vision for the co-existence of pastoralists and wildlife. In Kenya, where 68% of wildlife resides on community land, supporting the ability of people and wildlife to co-exist is central to the future of wildlife conservation. He was presented his award by The Duke of Cambridge.
You can watch John’s story below or read more here.
Three pioneering Africans were nominated for the 2019 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, and applauded for their work which has played a significant role in conserving endangered environments and species. The winner, Tomas Diagne, who, at the age of 23, started the NGO ‘Save our Sulcatas’ to rescue captive Sulcata tortoises, going on to establish a successful breeding and release programme that today continues at the ‘Village Des Tortues’ in Noflaye, Senegal. He was presented his award by The Duke of Cambridge.
You can watch Tomas’s story below or read more here.