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Nominate someone out-of the-ordinary for the 2017 awards

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their outstanding and inspirational achievements in African wildlife conservation? If so, you can nominate them here, by downloading and filling out a 2017 nomination form. Applications will close on the 3rd March 2017, and should be sent to

Our judges will assess nominees’ contribution towards any or all of the following areas: wildlife and habitat conservation, development and delivery of environmental education, and sustainable community development programmes designed to enhance conservation.

Please note that the winners of the awards should have no knowledge of their nomination. This is something that makes our awards really special. So please ensure that the details of your nomination remain strictly confidential and that neither you nor the supporting referees reveal to your candidate that he / she is being considered for an award.

Each nomination will be reviewed by the Tusk Conservation Awards Nomination Committee, who will then submit the finalists to the Judging Panel in Spring 2017. The identity of the award winners will be made public for the first time at the official award ceremony.

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.

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