Clive Stockil – winner of the Tusk Trust Prince William Award …..

Clive Stockil is the proud winner of the Tusk Trust Prince William Award for a Lifetime dedication to Conservation!

We are in the wilderness of Zimbabwe! please keep visiting this post as we travel through the wild areas of Gonarezhou, after receiving this fabulous award in London…we will be updating this blog as we go, many more great photos to come!

We had a wonderful and uplifting few hours at the Awards dinner in London, surrounded by the goodwill and passion of so many people. Thank you all, and most especially thank you to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whose gracious presence we shared at our dinner table. I have never seen Clive so emotional and so nearly at a loss for words in his acceptance of the Award. His acceptance speech went brilliantly, and he certainly got his tongue back after the ceremony whilst sitting at dinner and sharing ideas for the future of African Conservation with Prince William.

Prince William and Clive

Prince William and Clive

Clive and I were humbled and encouraged by this fantastic recognition of his efforts for African Conservation, supported so ably by all the people we work with in the field, and across all sectors of society….thank you all, you know who you all are, from the dedicated scouts in the field, tracking African wild dogs and rhinos, and lifting poachers wire, to the dedicated Tusk Trust team headed by Charlie Mayhew, and their sponsors, to the  scientists and vets who run our research projects, to Jane and Ian Craig, dear friends and protectors of rhino in Kenya, to  the village headmen and their communities who are our neighbors, to the Save Valley and surrounding tourism operators, to  the journalists, writers and film-makers who document these wilderness places, to the dignitaries of state, politicians and captains of industry and the general public who share Clive’s visions and hopes….

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Clive monitors a black rhino for ear notching procedures.

Charlie Mayhew of Tusk Trust ferried us in sponsored zebra stripe Landrovers…which, as Toyota drivers, we were skeptical of to begin with, but were thoroughly won over by the comfort and style of the vehicles…!

…….now for a chance  to try them in a sandy river bed…and I  am sure that Landrover will more than live up to its reputation for eating sandy rivers!

Charlie mayhew and Landrover

Charlie mayhew and Landrover

Clive and I stayed at the atmospheric Draycott hotel, a sponsor of the event, thank you so much, Adrian Gardiner and team. This was the view from our window,  with the knitted rhino family that were travelling with us….

The Gogo Olive Rhino Family arrive at the Draycott Hotel in London...

The Gogo Olive Rhino Family arrive at the Draycott Hotel in London…

We presented a Knitted rhino family from Gogo Olive to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, www.gogoolive.com/

Mama Chiedza and baby George

Mama Chiedza and baby George

and Clive proudly gave Prince William a silver Black Rhino from Patrick Mavros.  www.patrickmavros.com/

silver rhino by Patrick Mavros -med res

silver rhino by Patrick Mavros -med res

These are Zimbabwe’ s gifts to Their Highnesses, in grateful recognition of Their passion for people and true conservation.

We were honored to share the awards with dedicated nominees from all over Africa, and have forged links with like-minded people which will remain strong for the future of powerful Conservation in Africa.

Visit http://www.tuskawards.com/the-awards/ to see all the finalists and their work….

TOM LALAMPAA from Kenya was the winner of the Tusk Trust Conservation Awards, congratulations Tom!

Tom-Lalampaa

Tom-Lalampaa

ALASDAIR HARRIS from Madagascar was runner up, we are proud to know you!

Alasdair-Harris

Alasdair-Harris

Nigel Richardson wrote this article in the Daily Telegraph…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/10305355/Tusk-Conservation-Awards-Princely-custodians-of-the-bush.html

In Zimbabwe, the Save Valley Conservancy, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, and Gonarezhou National Park are all home to unique wildlife species, which are the better protected through the efforts of all who are listed above…

African wild dogs

African wild dogs

getting home to our Harare house, 214 Brooke Drive, we are greeted with love and support from those who are our inspiration, my dad Arthur Barrie and Daughter Kelli Barker….

Arthur Barrie, Clive and Kelli Barker in the harare garden

Arthur Barrie, Clive and Kelli Barker in the harare garden

Now that we are back in Zimbabwe, we have caught Mark Saunders, Director of of Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, under a Mopani tree, to share neighbourly happiness at this deeply appreciated Award which will have far reaching repercussions for Conservation and Communities in Zimbabwe, Africa and the World!

Mark Saunders of Malilangwe meets Clive under a Mopani Tree

Mark Saunders of Malilangwe meets Clive under a Mopani Tree

Tonight we spend with Hugo Van Der Westhuizen of Frankfurt Zoological Society, at Chipinda Pools, Gonarezhou National Park, what a beautiful place….

Chipinda Pools , the Runde River..

Chipinda Pools , the Runde River..

We  have a stimulating  evening of dreams and schemes, to  find the best way forward for a Vulture survey with FZS, with the Award wearing Clive’s hat!

Clive Debates...

Clive Debates…

Clive’s son Glenn shares the moment with his Dad…..

Glenn and Clive

Glenn and Clive

Now we dash off into Gonarezhou for three days of hosting friends and their overseas visitors in the park, who will then proceed by themselves to stay at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge after that….

 

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Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.
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