Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management officer has won the 2020 Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award for his contribution to conservation in Africa, ZBC News reports. Zimparks Ranger Amos Gwema won the award on Thursday during the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa which were live-streamed on social media.
Speaking after bagging the gong, Gwema told the publication that he felt honored:
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I am so delighted to have received this prestigious award which to me is a recognition of not what l have stood for as an individual but it’s a reflection of Zimbabwe’s collective effort in conserving our treasured wildlife resources
Commenting on the awards, Australia-based Save African Rhino Foundation President, Nicholas Duncan said:
It was history breaking for Zimbabwe. It got so much kudos for the department of national parks, for one of their own man in Western Zimbabwe to come out with the Tusk award for African Ranger of the Year Award for the whole of Africa.