Deadline: 3 March 2017
Nominations are open for the Tusk Conservation Award 2017 that will recognize outstanding and inspirational achievements in the area of African wildlife conservation with a particular focus on the core objectives of Tusk’s holistic approach to conservation.
Tusk is a dynamic and pioneering organisation with 25 years of experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa. Tusk has been working since 1990 to build a sustainable future for the people and the wildlife of the African continent. Tusk annual awards will highlight inspirational conservation work in Africa, ranging from the protection of endangered species and threatened habitat to the promotion of environmental education and the development of community driven conservation.
- Represent a permanent financial endowment for Tusk;
- Its investment policy should be focused principally on the preservation of capital and the distribution of income only to support the charitable activities of Tusk;
- The initial primary destination of the income should be the financing of the administrative costs of Tusk (including staff costs) within its budget plan approved by the Board.
- The establishment of the endowment fund should not divert donor funds which are raised for the ongoing delivery of financial support for the core day-to-day project needs.
- The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa: This is a lifetime achievement award that recognises outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution to conservation in Africa. This will only be awarded to someone who has over 25 years experience in the field
- The Tusk Conservation Award: This award is for an individual who has been judged to be emerging as a leading conservationist, and recognises their outstanding contribution to conservation and considerable success shown in their chosen field.
- The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award: This award is to recognise the dedication and commitment of an individual who works in the field on a daily basis protecting Africa’s wildlife. A Wildlife Ranger refers to a person working in the field including game scouts, game guards, wildlife trackers, wildlife monitors – both uniformed and non-uniformed.
Areas of Interests
- wildlife and habitat conservation,
- development and delivery of environmental education
- sustainable community development programmes designed to enhance conservation.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can download the application forms via given website.
Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit Tusk Conservation Award.