About the Tusk Conservation Awards

The Tusk Conservation Awards, in partnership with Ninety-One, celebrate African-based conservation leaders and wildlife rangers, and their significant impacts in the field.

Their work with wildlife and communities in Africa safeguards the future for us all. As alumni from across Africa come together in our tenth year, the awards will not only celebrate our successes to date, but look ahead to how we move forward together into a new decade, with new challenges, and new opportunities.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Tusk’s Royal Patron says “These awards which mean a great deal to me personally, play a huge part in our mission to preserve Africa’s precious wildlife for its people. It is vital that we recognise the dedication of these unsung heroes and the bravery of rangers risking their lives, day and night, on conservation’s frontline. We all owe them a huge debt of gratitude.”

The 2023 Tusk Awards ceremony will take place in November, further details will be announced at a later date. More information about awards alumni can be found here

The Tusk Story

At the end of the 1980’s Africa was in the midst of a poaching crisis. Black rhino were on the brink of extinction and the African elephant population was being slaughtered at a rate of 100,000 each year. Drastic times required urgent action.

Established in response to this dire need, Tusk’s mission was to find a way to combine the interests of both people and wildlife while preserving Africa’s natural heritage.

Tusk support projects that not only work to protect wildlife, but also help to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education in rural communities living alongside 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.

To find out more about Tusk and the work we do, visit tusk.org

Since its formation in 1990 by Charlie Mayhew MBE and Sir Timothy Ackroyd Bt., Tusk has invested over £30 ($40) million into over 100 projects, across the continent. HRH The Prince of Wales has been Royal Patron of the charity since 2005.