The Tusk Conservation Awards 2016

Celebrating the unsung heroes of conservation in Africa

It’s a well-known fact that most of the iconic African wildlife we know and love will be gone within our lifetime if we don’t act now.

The Draycott Hotel is part of the Mantis Collection, a family run collection of award-winning privately owned properties all over the world. Officially founded by Adrian Gardner in 2000, Mantis is committed to the spirit of restoration and conservation that is being spread throughout the properties – including the Draycott.

Each year thousands of elephants, lion, rhino and other precious wildlife are being killed for their ivory tusks, horns and body parts. Our aim is to help protect threatened African landscape and wildlife through our support of the charity Tusk and the annual Tusk Conservation Awards. These awards recognise the achievements and dedication of those who work tirelessly to protect Africa’s wildlife, something we are passionate about.

On Wednesday 30th November the nominees will be invited to an official awards ceremony with Sir David Attenborough and HRH Prince William who will both be presenting an award category to the bravest and most deserving of conservationists. The awards will recognise the exceptional commitment, dedication, and bravery of individuals whilst praising the significant impact they have had in the fight to overcome the poaching crisis.

The Draycott is proudly hosting the nominees overnight before the award ceremony, and are organising a special pre-event meal in our private dining room to mark the occassion. We are a proud partner of Tusk’s incredible commitment to combating the poaching crisis in Africa, and are dedicated to continuing to support the wider Mantis values.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by BBC broadcaster and journalist, Kate Silverton, who is a patron of Tusk and we are very much looking forward to congratulating the winners on the night.

Want to help? Find out more about Tusk and help Africa today

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