Shout about these extraordinary people, and the tireless work they do to protect our most vulnerable animals.
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 second year of this award, which is generously sponsored by a private US Foundation. This year the winner will be announced by Sir David Attenborough on the night, and will receive a grant of £10,000 and a specially made bronze medal. (Not to be left out, their team also receives silver lapel badges made by Tiffany.)
Last year’s winner was Edward Nderitu, from Kenya. Edward leads the Anti-Poaching Units for the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the Northern Rangelands Trust. Watch the video below to hear Edward’s story.