2020 Tusk Award nominations are now open. #ForAllTheyDo

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

Ask yourself……
Have the lives of the people and wildlife of Africa been improved through their leadership?
Have they had a significant impact on wildlife population numbers?
Do they provide mentorship?
Have their ideas been replicated across the continent, or should they be?
If the answer is yes to any of these then they need to be recognised!
The judges assess the nominee’s outstanding 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. 

The Awards

There are three awards – please choose the one which fits your nominee. If you are unsure please email Sarah, sarah@tusk.org and she will answer any queries you have.

Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa


A lifetime achievement award, which recognises outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution to conservation in Africa. This award is sponsored by Investec Asset Management. The winner receives a grant of £40,000 towards their work.

Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa


This award is for an individual who has been judged to be emerging as a leading conservationist and in recognition of their outstanding contribution to conservation and considerable success shown in their chosen field. This award is sponsored by Land Rover. The winner receives a grant of £20,000 towards their work. The two finalists each receive a grant of £7,500.

Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award


This award is to give international recognition to the men and women who work in the field protecting wildlife in Africa on a daily basis. The award is being generously sponsored by a private US foundation. The winner receives a grant of £10,000.

Submit a Nomination

If you know someone exceptional then please take the time to nominate them, a few hours of your time you could change someones life.


Please note the deadline to submit your nomination is Tuesday, 31st March, 2020. All forms must be completed online using the respective links below.

This form will be submitted to the Nominating Committee. If the Committee decide to propose your nominee to the judges you will be contacted to obtain further information on the nominee, including references from three individuals, one of whom must be an in-country referee.


Can you keep a secret? Please keep your nomination confidential from the nominee and ask the supporting referees to do the same. 

Thank you for helping to make the Tusk Awards a success!

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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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