Amos Gwema, a Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority Principal Intelligence Officer, has been handed the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award by Prince William.

A dedicated, diligent, hard-working, individual who has changed the way intelligence work contributes to the protection of Zimbabwes wildlife. Over the last 15 years he has convicted the highest number of poachers of any officer in the parks authority, all of whom are currently serving prison time.

His greatest achievement has been the massive reduction in elephant poaching in Hwange National Park. This 14,500 km2 reserve is home to 35,000 elephants with fewer than 50 active rangers, however through Amos’ work poached elephant numbers have declined from over 300 in 2013 to 25 in 2019.

This year's stunning Tusk Award trophies were sourced from Kate's favourite African jewellery brand - Zimbabwean silversmith Patrick Mavros. The intricate awards were designed specifically for the three individual winners, and paid respects to their chosen fields of conservation.