The Duke of Cambridge is to give his name to a new lifetime achievement award, which will recognise the outstanding work of a top conservationist in Africa each year.

The Tusk Conservation Awards will include a lifetime achievement award that is to be known as The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa. The awards, launched in Autumn 2012 in partnership with global investment firm Investec Asset Management, attracted fifty nominations from across Africa.

The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa is a lifetime achievement award, given to a distinguished individual for outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution over many years to conservation in Africa. The winning individual, selected from a shortlist of nominations received, will be presented with a grant, provided by Investec Asset Management, towards their chosen project.

This is one of two annual awards under the Tusk Awards umbrella.

The second award, named The Tusk Conservation Award and supported by Land Rover, recognises an up-and-coming conservationist whose work has already demonstrated an exceptional commitment to conservation and has made a significant impact.

The award winner and runners-up will be presented with grants to further their work. The shortlist of five conservationists nominated for The Tusk Conservation Award is as follows:
• Alasdair Harris (Madagascar)
• Edwin Kinyangui (Kenya)
• Tom Lalampaa (Kenya)
• Josia Razafindramanana (Madagascar)
• Kerri Wolter (South Africa)

Further details of the five nominees shortlisted for The Tusk Conservation Award can be found on www.tuskawards.com.

Source: dukeandduchessofcambridge.org

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