UCF is thrilled to announce that Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger, Julius Obwona, has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award 2018, the first Ugandan to be so. Due to his winning what is arguably the highest international recognition that a ranger can receive, and against some stiff competition, Julius, the Warden-in-Charge, Law Enforcement at Murchison Falls National Park, will soon be travelling to a top London hotel for a gala dinner and presentation of his award, and a significant cash prize as well. These to be conferred upon him by His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, himself an avid supporter of African wildlife conservation.
We are absolutely delighted for Julius, for the Uganda Wildlife Authority and for Uganda as a whole as this award not only recognizes an outstanding individual, but reflects so positively on his work colleagues too, and the country as a whole that is now recognizing the value and importance of its protected areas and the wildlife that they contain. With this award and the global recognition that it now brings, we look forwards to Julius becoming one of our great ambassadors for Ugandan conservation. His life is unquestionably now changed forever.
Our grateful thanks go to Tusk Trust for nominating Julius as the winner of this 2018 award and for arranging this hugely important gala event in London, that continues to highlight the plight of wildlife around the planet and the steps being taken to protect it.
Please check out this link for the full Tusk press release, a promotional photo of Julius and the story of what is coming up next in the life of this extraordinary man, who we are privileged to call our friend.