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blog2In 2011, Dr Larry Hansen, Founder of the ‘Carl Zeiss Tiger Conservation Award’ and Ms Xiaoyang Yu, Founding Partner of China New Enterprise Investment (CNEI), approached the Game Rangers’ Association of Africa (GRAA) with the concept of starting the Rhino Conservation Awards.

The founders recognised that, although there were many organisations working to combat rhino poaching there was no recognition for the people who are at the forefront of fighting the scourge – the Rangers.

These awards recognise the leading role players in the conservation of endangered species and protected areas management, with representation from seven countries. These awards seek to highlight the outstanding work of these individuals and organisations across Africa.

From 2022, the Rhino Conservation Awards will be known as The African Conservation Awards - highlighting the need to reflect broader conservation efforts across the entire continent in support of all species.

These awards are hosted annually in collaboration with the Game Rangers' Association of Africa (GRAA) and are made possible with the generous support of sponsors ZEISS and Chinese New Enterprise Investment (CNEI) and are endorsed by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, who is committed to the protection of endangered species through the support of his Foundation, is the Patron of the Rhino Conservation Awards.

Who can nominate?

The African Conservation Awards welcome members of the public, non-profits, individuals within conservation organisations and governmental entities across Africa to submit their nominations for these prestigious awards to recognise outstanding conservation work in their sector. The 2022 African Conservation Awards will be open for nominations in due course, please watch this space.

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