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conservationist wins lifetime award
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Clive Stockil has won a lifetime Prince William Award for Conservation
for his work with Rhinos.
The award, which
was presented by Prince William himself at the Tusk Conservation
Awards held at the Royal Society in London last Thursday, comes
with a £30 000 (US$47 000) grant.
was given to Kenyan conservationist, Tom Lalampaa.
Hosted by journalist Kate Silverton, the event recognises outstanding
figures in African conservation.
It was attended
by nature lovers from across the globe and the Prince’s wife
Kate Middleton, whose official title is the Duchess of Cambridge.
is the charity’s royal patron since 2005 and he is largely
involved in the work carried out by Tusk Trust.
been described as Africa’s greatest conservation pioneer with
over 40 years in conservation work.
He is recognised
more for helping create Zimbabwe’s biggest private reserve
in the Save Valley, which is now home to one of the biggest rhino
populations in Africa.
Trust hailed Stockil for his passion in conservation.
honoured that Clive Stockil, long-time champion of wildlife and
communities in the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area
of Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique, including Gonarezhou National
Park and the Save Valley Conservancy, is a shortlisted nominee for
these awards,” said the Trust.
This is not
the first time that Stockil has been honoured for his efforts. In
2011, he was awarded one of France’s highest honours for his
outstanding contribution to conservation efforts in the Save Valley.
He was presented
with the Order of Merit from France’s ambassador to Zimbabwe,
Francois Ponge, on behalf of President Nikolas Sarkozy. The order
was created in 1963 by General de Gaulle. CNN is expected broadcast
a documentary on conservation featuring Zimbabwe and Clive Stockil
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