Nominations for the 2018 Tusk Awards are now closed! #ForAllTheyDo


The Tusk Conservation Awards, in partnership with Investec Asset Management, give us a chance to celebrate extraordinary people, whose work and lives might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields. Their work with wildlife and communities in Africa safeguards the future for us all

The Duke of Cambridge, Tusks 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 2017 Tusk Award finalists were recognised at a gala ceremony in Cape Town on the 4th of October, hosted by Derek Watts, presenter of Carte Blanche, South Africa’s longest running investigative journalism television programme. We are extremely honoured that three of the country’s most eminent public figures – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, former First Lady, Mrs Graça Machel, and former President F W de Klerk – presented the awards on behalf of Tusk’s Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

The 2018 Tusk Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 8th November at Banqueting Hall in London. For more information please contact


Prince William Award Winner 2017

Tusk Award Winner 2017

Wildlife Ranger Award Winners 2017

Prince William Award

Supported by Investec Asset Management

Tusk Award

Supported by Land Rover

Wildlife Ranger Award

Supported by a Private Donor

Black rhinos have existed on earth for 5 million years. Today, there are under 5 thousand remaining.


There are lots of ways that you can show your support for the awards. What can you do?

  • Will you share this site with your friends and family?
  • Will you donate to Tusk, and help to ensure that more conservationists in Africa receive funding?
  • Will you learn more about conservation issues like the Illegal Wildlife Trade, by visiting

Whatever you can do, please do it now, and help us to thank them #ForAllTheyDo





The African lion now occupies less than 1.1% of its historic range, with a global population of under 25,000 remaining in the wild.


Without our partners, there would be no awards. Each year, they give of their time and resources to make sure that we can continue to recognise, inspire and encourage conservationists in Africa, for all the work that they do. They also go the extra mile to make sure that our finalists and winners have the once in a lifetime experience they deserve. Please take the time to visit our sponsor pages and find out how they contribute to making each year bigger and better.

Mountain gorillas have endured decades of war, poaching, habitat destruction and disease. Today, there are about 880 left in the wild.


Our judging panel features some of the leading conservation figures working in Africa today. They are all experts in their fields, with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that our unique struggle entails.

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for the amazing conservation work they do in Africa?

Nominate them for 2019
Endangered since the 1970’s, the Grevy's zebra has a global population of just 2,000 – surviving only in a few protected areas.

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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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