Shout about these extraordinary people, and the tireless work they do to protect our most vulnerable animals.

Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award

This award gives international recognition to the men and women who face danger every day to protect Africa’s wildlife. Rangers often work for little reward, risking and regularly losing their lives to protect the world’s wildlife and its fragile ecosystems.

This is only the third year of this award, which is generously sponsored by a private US Foundation.  The winner receives a grant of £10,000 and a specially made bronze medal.

In 2017 the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award jointly honoured the bravery and dedication of two men leading teams risking their lives day and night, on poaching’s front line.  Former South African President, FW de Klerk presented the award to Solomon Chidunuka, based in Zambia’s Northern Province and to Lucky Ndlovu from Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Watch the video below to hear Solomon & Lucky’s stories below.

If you’ve been inspired by Solomon & Lucky’s story, learn about another finalist, or let others know about the Tusk Awards.

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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.

Tusk Trust – UK Registered Charity, No 803118

Tusk USA Inc – Registered 501(c)(3), EIN: 30-0190986