The 2017 Tusk Conservation Awards took place in Cape Town on Wednesday evening, 4 October. Paying tribute to the “unrelenting dedication and commitment” of Africa’s wildlife heroes, Tusk’s royal patron, Prince William, addressed attendees via video.

“I worry a great deal that our generation is not meeting our moral obligation to leave this planet in better shape than we inherited it,” the prince said. “Our children and grandchildren will not thank us if we fail in our duty to reverse the decline in so many species.”
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