A Nigerian conservationist with the Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi State, Nachamada Geoffrey, has won the Land Rover Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa. The award will be presented to him at a ceremony tonight in South Africa.
Nachamada is Kilba by tribe and hails from Hong Local Government Area in Adamawa State.
He has a BSc in Natural and Environmental Science from the American University of Nigeria.
Nachamada is a recipient of many other conservation related awards, including Primate Habitat Country Scholarship at Oxford Brookes University in the UK where he completed an MSc in Primate Conservation and Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP).
Nachamada is responsible for anti-poaching activities in the game reserve and is always on patrol to ensure effective supervision, it is in recognition of this that Land Rover has chosen him for the award, which comprises a silver ware and cash prize of 20, 000 Euros.
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