Tusk is a small organisation with over twenty years experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa. Tusk’s work now covers 52 projects across 17 states.
HRH the Duke of Cambridge became the charity’s Royal Patron in 2005 and has been a proactive supporter of Tusk’s work ever since.
On November 25th, the Tusk Conservation Awards, developed by Tusk aim to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement in the field of African conservation. The two awards are:
The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa
- Lifetime achievement award, which recognizes outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution to conservation in Africa
- The winner is kept secret and only announced on the night
The Tusk Conservation Award for Conservation in Africa
- This award is for an individual who has been judged to be emerging as a leading conservationist, outstanding contribution and considerable success.
- The nominees are announced ahead of the awards ceremony with the winner confirmed on the night
To help raise awareness of the awards, a very limited number of wristbands have been made by the mamas of the Enkiito village in Kenya. The money received for their work, goes directly towards paying for their children to attend school. Bear Grylls has been the first to show his support!