One of our past grantees and her project to protect lions in Tanzania has been highlighted in the prestigious Tusk Conservation Awards.
We were thrilled to hear that Ruaha Carnivore Project (RCP) Director, Amy Dickman, was named as one of the three international finalists for the Tusk Conservation Award.
We have been working with Amy and the project since 2009 in their work to save lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs from persecution in a globally important area of Africa for large carnivores.
The RCP team in Tanzania told us that the nomination was a huge honour for everyone there and led to some amazing media exposure for the project.
Amy and the other finalists were invited to a private reception with Prince William at Kensington Palace the day before the Awards dinner. He was extremely interested in all aspects of conservation and was very well-informed about our work in Ruaha,– and Amy and Prince William also bonded over the challenges of working with a small baby in your life!