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: