Tusk Ranger Award

Shout about these extraordinary people, and the tireless work they do to protect our most vulnerable animals.

Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award

The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award recognises the dedication and bravery of rangers working to protect Africa’s increasingly endangered wildlife.

This award gives international recognition to the men and women who face danger every day. Rangers often work for little reward, risking and regularly losing their lives to protect the world’s wildlife and its fragile ecosystems.

This is the sixth year of this award and the winner receives a grant of £10,000 and a specially made bronze medal.

This award is generously sponsored by
Teresa & Stuart Graham

Benson Kanyembo | Zambia
Winner of the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award 2019

In 2019 the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award honoured the bravery and dedication of a man who leads the fight against poaching on Zambia’s frontline.  Benson Kanyembo is a ranger’s ranger; physically tough, incredibly hardworking and resilient without seeking recognition or reward.

Watch the video below to hear Benson’ story below or read more here.

If you’ve been inspired by Benson’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.

Tusk Trust Limited is a charity registered in England and Wales, No: 1186533, and a company registered in England and Wales, No: 11948023.

In the US, “The Friends of Tusk Fund” donor advised fund is administered by CAF America (Tax ID 43-1634280)