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 third year of this award, which is generously sponsored by Teresa and Stuart Graham. The winner receives a grant of £10,000 and a specially made bronze medal.
In 2018 the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award honoured the bravery and dedication of a man who leads the fight against poaching on Uganda’s frontline. Julius Obwona is the Warden in Charge of Law Enforcement at Murchison Falls National Park. Over the past 18 months, his leadership has led to the prosecution of 720 suspects involved in wildlife-related crimes, 620 being successfully convicted.
Watch the video below to hear Julius’ story below.