According to the official website for the Tusk Conservation Award tonight’s event:
“…aim[s] to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement in the field of African conservation. From practical field conservation to successful environmental education, the Tusk Conservation Awards recognize the achievements of individuals who are ensuring the future of Africa and bringing the challenges faced by the continent to a global audience.
Two awards were presented [this evening] by The Duke of Cambridge:
The Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa: A lifetime achievement award, which recognize outstanding dedication and exceptional contribution to conservation in Africa. The recipient of this award will be announced and presented with a specially commissioned trophy by The Duke. This award is sponsored by Investec Asset Management.
The Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa: This award is for an individual who has been judged to be emerging as a leading conservationist and in recognition of their outstanding contribution to conservation and considerable success shown in their chosen field.”