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Now in its 10th year, the prestigious Tusk Conservation Awards, in partnership with Ninety One, raise the profile of conservation leaders and their significant impact on wildlife and communities across Africa.
The 2022 Tusk Conservation Awards ceremony took place at Hampton Court Palace on Tuesday, 1 November.
Ninety One is the founding sponsor of the annual Tusk Conservation Awards. To mark the 10-year anniversary of the awards, we are launching a special initiative in charity investment that aligns our purpose, values and expertise with the needs of Tusk for the long term.
Our CEO, Hendrik du Toit, explains, in this video.
Investment involves risks. The value of investments, and any income generated from them, can fall as well as rise.
Specific risks: Sustainable, impact or other sustainability-focused portfolios consider specific factors related to their strategies in assessing and selecting investments. As a result, they will exclude certain industries and companies that do not meet their criteria. This may result in their portfolios being substantially different from broader benchmarks or investment universes, which could in turn result in relative investment performance deviating significantly from the performance of the broader market.
The recipient of the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa is:
Miguel has worked within the Maputo National Park since 1999, becoming Park Warden in 2008. Under Miguel’s inspirational leadership across the last 12 years, the park has changed dramatically from a free-for-all hunting ground to a landscape able to support thriving populations of wildlife and recovering ecosystems, both in the ocean and on land. His drive and passion, combined with a deep knowledge of his local area, has enabled him to become a leader and advocate for community conservation and education across borders and cultures.
Ninety One also congratulates the two other finalists:
David is an ambassador and warrior for elephants. During the past 20 years, he’s been involved in more than 100 collaring operations and can identify 500 individuals.
Described by distinguished National Geographic writer, David Quammen as ‘a high school leaver with a PhD mind’, David has a deep understanding of ecology and animal behaviour. This comes both from his Samburu culture and from his regular work alongside top international scientists. He never fails to inspire with his enthusiasm, knowledge and high personal standards. He combines the challenges of running a research programme in the field with successfully negotiating the complicated politics of northern Kenya.
Dismas, a Maasai from the Loliondo district, is a true grassroots conservationist - someone whose first priority is helping indigenous communities secure their rights over their lands and natural resources, define conservation from their cultural perspective, and build a durable system of land and wildlife protection on that foundation.
In his role as a programme coordinator for Ujamaa Community Resource Team, the 48-year-old self-taught conservationist has been instrumental in securing land rights for the local Hadzabe community, with 100,500 hectares of land secured by law since 2011.
To find out about previous winners of the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa please visit the Tusk Awards Website: