Rhino Conservation Awards

The heroic actions of those that fight for the conservation of the rhino are acknowledged, celebrated and rewarded at the Rhino Conservation Awards. The gala-dinner Awards ceremony is held annually at the Montecasino Ballroom and is well attended by those in conservation circles. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco is Patron of the Awards and delivered the keynote address in 2015 when he congratulated the winners for their exemplary efforts.

The annual Rhino Conservation Awards, which were founded by Dr Larry Hansen, are held in collaboration with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) of South Africa and the Game Rangers’ Association of Africa (GRAA). Co-founder of the Awards, Ms Xiaoyang Yu, Founder Partner of China New Enterprise Investment (CNEI), co-sponsors the Awards with Zeiss. The Awards are usually held in the same week as World Ranger Day, which is celebrated on the 31st of July.

Nominations for the Awards were invited from African rhino range states. From the many nominations received, a short-list of finalists was made and, from this list, the winners were chosen.

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