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2023 Tusk Conservation Awards open for nominations

The 2023 Tusk Conservation Awards, an annual celebration of African conservation leaders, wildlife rangers, and their significant impacts in the field, is open for nominations. To date, 55 conservationists from 18 African countries have been recognised.

The judges are looking for dedicated, forward-thinking individuals at different career stages with demonstrable impact, whose work has the potential to be replicated across the continent. Becoming exposed to global media opportunities, finalists and winners will see their profiles raised, maximising the impact of their ground-breaking work.

Shared Achilles Byaruhanga, last year's winner of the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa: “The natural world is one of Africa’s largest and most important resources and it is something we must continue to protect in the face of any adversaries or challenges. Preserving our wildlife is not only for ourselves now, but for the benefit of generations to come.”

Award categories include:

Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa — a lifetime achievement award which recognises outstanding dedication and exceptional continued contribution to conservation in Africa.

Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa — awarded to 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.

Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award — recognises the dedication and commitment of an individual who works in the field on a daily basis to protect Africa’s wildlife.

Nominations are now open here and close on 6 April 2023. Judging will take place in late April/early May with the announcements on finalists and winners taking place from July, followed by the awards ceremony in November.

The Tusk Conservation Awards is held in partnership with NinetyOne and in conjunction with HRH The Prince of Wales.

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