Tusk Conservation Award in Africa

2021 nominations are now closed, look out for the winners #ForAllTheyDo

Tusk Conservation Award in Africa

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. 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.

Previous winners have included Tom Lalampaa from Kenya (2013), Herizo Andrianandrasana from Madagascar (2014), Dr Emmanuel de Merode from DRC (2015), Cathy Dreyer from South Africa (2016), Brighton Kumchedwa from Malawi (2017), Vincent Opyene from Uganda (2018), Tomas Diagne from Senegal (2019) and the 2020 winner was John Kamanga from Kenya.

This award is generously sponsored by

Tusk Conservation Award in Africa 2020

Announcing the shortlist for the 2020 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, Charlie Mayhew, Tusk Trust CEO said:

We are immensely grateful to Ninety One for their continued partnership and thrilled to announce the invaluable additional support from The Nick Maughan Foundation. As the future of the natural world is brought into even sharper focus, it is fantastic that the recipients of our awards can continue their vital work thanks to this much needed boost to grant funding. I am very pleased today to reveal the three exceptional finalists for this year’s Tusk Award.”

 

Finalists for 2020 Tusk Conservation Award in Africa

Find out more about each of our finalists by click on their names above or …

Read award announcement of shortlisted finalists Press Release here.

Meet the 2020 winner

John Kamanga – Kenya
Winner of the Tusk Conservation Award in Africa 2020

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.

Past Tusk Conservation Award in Africa Winners

Tomas Diagne | Senegal
Winner of the Tusk Conservation Award in Africa 2019

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.

If you’ve been inspired by Tomas’s story, learn about another finalist, or let others know about the Tusk Awards.

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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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