“Wildlife is a resource belonging to future and present generations we must change our attitude on wildlife and everybody must get involved in ensuring sustainable use” Vincent Opyene, winner of the #TuskAward for Conservation in Africa 2018! Congratulations Vincent and thank you for all the incredible work you and your team have done! #ForAllTheyDo
CONGRATULATIONS Dr Pete Morkel on being the Winner of the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa, 2018!
Dr Pete Morkel has been key to myriad African conservation initiatives for over 35 years. His unsurpassed skills in game capture, wildlife translocations andre-introductions have had a signi cantimpact on wildlife management and conservation across the continent.
Pete is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on rhino conservation and management in the wild. It is here that he has made his greatest contributions being key to the translocation and management of many populations across the continent.
Thank you Pete for all the incredible work you have done to ensure our wildlife is around for future generations! #ForAllTheyDo
“As ever, I am inspired and humbled by the sheer dedication and commitment that our 2018 nominees have demonstrated. It never ceases to amaze me how they achieve so much, against the odds and with so few resources”. . . Watch Tusk's Royal Patron, The Duke Of Cambridge's impassioned speech from last night's Tusk Conservation Awards in full on our YouTube page.
Congratulations to Julius Obwona, Vincent Opyene and Pete Morkel the 2018 #TuskAwards winners!!! Julius Obwona was awarded the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award. Vincent Opyene was awarded the Tusk Conservation for Africa award! Pete Morkel was awarded the 2018 Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa! Congartulations to Force Ngwira and Dickson Kaelo for being 2018 Tusk Conservation for Africa award finalists. An incredible night celebrating extraordinary people and all the amazing work they do to ensure Africa's wildlife is here for future generations. For more infromation on the awards please visit the Tusk Awards website by clicking on the 🔗 in the bio 👆! @kensingtonroyal@landrover_uk@isps_handa@moetchandon@mantisgroup
WHO will be the 2018 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa winner? In 2017, Brighton Kumchedwa won the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa for his incredible work in #Malawi. Brighton says, “during my career I have sadly seen us move from a period of plenty in terms of wildlife to a period of huge losses. We must work every day to ensure that our wildlife and forests are not lost. The wildlife crisis we are facing is terrifying, but we are in a position to make a difference before it is too late. That’s what I remind myself every day. Visit the Tusk Awards website to find out more about the awards by clicking on the 🔗 in the bio 👆
“If we continue conservation on a small scale we are going to lose not just our wildlife but our cultural identity; a national asset of which we are very proud; and a source of livelihood for many people in Kenya.” Dickson is driven by his passion for wildlife, quest for environmental and social justice, inclusion of communities in benefit sharing and decision making and environmental protection.
Congratulations Dickson on being one of the 2018 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa finalists. #TuskAwards
Dickson’s passion is working with communities and landowners to conserve and benefit from wildlife conservation. He leads the Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA), a national umbrella body, dedicated to uniting the dynamic and diverse voices of wildlife conservancies in the country. KWCA’s mission is to work with landowners and communities to sustainably conserve and manage wildlife and their habitat outside formal protected areas for the benefit of the people of Kenya.
“The present generation is responsible for the future generation, just as the past generation has been responsible for this one. All generations must leave a positive legacy.” Julius Obwona, WINNER OF THE TUSK WILDLIFE RANGER AWARD, 2018!
Julius demonstrates consistent integrity and bravery. He is a ranger’s ranger. Leading from the front he asks nothing of his team that he won’t do himself.
To read more about Julius work visit the Tusk Awards website www.tuskawards.com