25 June 2022
Ninety One runs the Tusk Lewa Safari Marathon
In a recent podcast, journalist and broadcaster Helen Fospero documents the 2022 Tusk Lewa Safari Marathon. She follows the unique experiences of the 11-strong team from Ninety One who took part in the annual run through the beautiful Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya.
In the tenth year of Ninety One’s partnership with Tusk, the team raised money for Tusk and Lewa and visited inspiring community projects funded by the charity including schools, reforestation programmes and local sustainable power initiatives to see first-hand the difference their fundraising makes.
These prestigious awards give us a chance to celebrate extraordinary people whose work and lives might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields. We look forward to a special ten year awards ceremony later this year.
The winner of the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa is Julie Razafimanahaka.
Madagasikara Voakajy (MV) - Executive Director
Julie oversees the organisation's mission to prevent the extinction of Madagascar’s endemic species. During Julie’s sixteen years in the field she has achieved a huge amount, becoming a true conservation leader. Julie’s leadership has enabled MV to establish four protected areas in the Ambatondrazaka district, eastern Madagascar, where colonies of the flying fox roost. Without Julie’s work, much less of the Mangabe rainforest would still be standing today.
Herp Conservation Ghana - Founder and Director
Caleb started the NGO Herp Conservation Ghana to raise nationwide awareness and canvas support for amphibian conservation. As the first person to study and work for the protection of amphibians in Ghana, Caleb’s work with the government and communities has been impactful and inspiring. Caleb is among very few amphibian conservationists in West Africa - his research has resulted in the discovery of several new species to science and the rediscovery of populations that were thought to be extinct.
SW/Niger Delta Forest Project – Founder and Director
Rachel’s work has focused on species-based and landscape-level conservation efforts. In 2012, Rachel established the SW/Niger Delta Forest Project and has served as its director since. Rachel’s persistence in working in one of the most insecure regions in the world, building strong community relations, establishing a community conservancy, and saving a Critically Endangered primate under these conditions is highly commendable and deserves recognition.
To find out about previous winners of the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa please visit the Tusk Awards Website: