Land Rover is pleased to announce it will be sponsoring the 2014 Tusk Conservation Award. Tusk select three up-and-coming conservationists whose work has already demonstrated an exceptional commitment to conservation and provide one individual with a grant of £15,000.

This work can take place within the spheres of protecting endangered species or threatened habitat, promotion of environmental education and the development of community-driven conservation.

Last year's winner, Tom Lalampaa said, "The award has been well received in Kenya by everyone from the British High Commission to the village elders in the communities I work with. The award was not about me, it was about the incredible people I work with and the Northern Rangelands Trust.

"I was extremely inspired by the work of my fellow finalists last year and I applaud their commitments and achievements. I hope these awards will continue to inspire a new generation of future Conservation leaders in Africa and across the world."

The shortlisted nominees for the 2014 Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa are as follows:

Amy Dickman (Tanzania)
Amy has achieved vital conservation successes in one of Africa's most carnivore-rich environments by working alongside local communities to reduce intense conflict with the region's lion population.
Ruaha Carnivore Project

David Kuria (Kenya)
David is a true grassroots conservationist, having created and steered The Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO), a community-based forum, over the past decade.

Herizo Andrianandrasana (Madagascar)
Herizo is a driving force behind the integration of local people into conservation management and monitoring in Madagascar, leads programmes across seven globally important conservation areas, four forest and three wetland sites, with a combined surface area of 3,500 km2.

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