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Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa

This is a lifetime achievement award, recognising an outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution to conservation in Africa. This prestigious award is sponsored by Investec Asset Management.  Every year, the identity of the winner is kept secret until the Awards Ceremony. A magnificent trophy is presented to the winner, as well as a grant of £40,000 towards their work. Previous winners have included Clive Stockil from Zimbabwe, Richard Bonham from Kenya, Garth Owen-Smith from Namibia, John Kahekwa from DRC and in 2017 Rian Labuschagne, former Park Manager of Zakouma National Park in Chad.

In 2018 Dr Pete Morkel was awarded the lifetime achievement award by The Duke of Cambridge in recognition of the significant impact his unsurpassed skills in game capture, wildlife translocations have had on wildlife management and conservation across the continent. At the awards ceremony in London, Tusk CEO, Charlie Mayhew said “Without the bravery and selfless dedication of the remarkable people we are honouring tonight, it would be an uncertain future for Africa’s iconic wildlife and the communities to whom it belongs.”

You can watch Pete’s story below.

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