Help ! Tusk seeks nominations for inspirational African Wildlife Conservation

Help ! Tusk seeks nominations for inspirational African Wildlife Conservation

14th February 2017

Calling all NHN Members and Readers.

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their outstanding and inspirational acheivements in African Wildlife Conservation?

Tusk has asked NHN to do a call out to all our members to send in thier nominations before the deadline of 10th March 2017

Individuals can be nominated at: 

Applications will close on the 10th March 2017, and should be sent to


There are three Award categories:

Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa

This is a lifetime achievement award that recognises outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution to conservation in Africa. This will only be awarded to someone who has over 25 years experience in the field.


Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa

This award is for an individual who has been judged to be emerging as a leading conservationist, and recognises their outstanding contribution to conservation and considerable success shown in their chosen field.


Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award

This award is to recognise the dedication and commitment of an individual who works in the field on a daily basis protecting Africa’s wildlife. A Wildlife Ranger refers to a person working in the field including game scouts, game guards, wildlife trackers, wildlife monitors – both uniformed and non-uniformed.


The winners of the awards will have no knowledge of their nomination. This is something that makes the Tusk Conservation Awards special. 

The identity of the award winners will be made public for the first time at the official awards ceremony in October 2017.


Tusk's judges will assess nominees’ contribution towards any or all of the following areas: 

  • wildlife and habitat conservation, 
  • development and delivery of environmental education,
  • sustainable community development programmes designed to enhance conservation.

Each nomination is reviewed by the Tusk Conservation Awards Nomination Committee, who will then submit the finalists to the Judging Panel in Spring 2017. 


Application process

Applications will close on the 3rd March 2017, and should be sent to

Tusk is a dynamic and pioneering organisation with over 25 years of experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa.

Since its formation in 1990, Tusk has invested more than £30 ($40) million into a wide range of projects across the continent. Tusk supports more than 60 field projects in 19 African countries that not only work to protect wildlife, but also help to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education amongst rural communities who live alongside the wildlife. As the ever-expanding human population and its demand for more land brings increasing conflict with wildlife, Tusk’s aim is to forge an inextricable link between the preservation of Africa’s natural heritage and the future of its land, culture and people.

Conservation of wildlife remains a key objective with substantial funding being applied towards the protection of threatened species such as elephant, rhino, cheetah, chimpanzee, mountain and lowland gorilla, African wild dog, giant sable and even marine species such as turtles.

Tusk has, with its partners in the field, been at the forefront of promoting and funding community driven conservation programmes. The charity’s holistic approach recognises that the long-term future for wildlife is dependent on education and sustainable development.

HRH the Duke of Cambridge became the charity’s Royal Patron in 2005 and has been a proactive supporter of Tusk’s work ever since.


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