HRH, the Duke of Cambridge handed the prestigious Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa 2016 to John Kahekwa at the Tusk Conservation Awards in London, at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
We at ElephantRescue.net congratulate John and are doubly proud, and fortunate, to have him as a member of our board.
The Tusk Conservation Awards press release stated that, “this event gives us a chance to celebrate extraordinary people, whose work and lives might otherwise go unnoticed outside their fields. Their work with wildlife and communities in Africa safeguards the future for us all.
“HRH the Duke of Cambridge presented the Prince William Award, and Sir David Attenborough presented the Tusk Conservation and Wildlife Ranger awards. Sir David also received a special award from the Duke, for a lifetime of service to conservation.
“A huge thank you to everyone who played a part in making these wonderful awards a reality, especially our team and our sponsors. And heartfelt congratulations to all our finalists and winners.”
Earlier last year, Mr. Kahekwa was also presented the Whitley Award from HRH, the Princess Royal. Sir David Attenborough narrates a beautiful film about the Whitley Award, which we highly recommend. Watch it by clicking here.
In addition to the Whitley Award and the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa, John has received several other prestigious awards for his work including the Marsh Award and is a three time recipient of the Medal of Merit for Ecology and Gorilla Protection.