Elephants Alive
Gold in the Conservation Award category of the Eco-logic Awards (2021)

Dr. Michelle Henley

Silver in the Eco-Angel Award category of the Eco-logic Awards (2021)

Recipient of the prestigious Kudu Awards of SANParks (Women in Conservation 2019).

Listed as one of 50 most influential voices in all aspects of the environment in South Africa (Treeshake 2019)

Invited to World Youth Wildlife Summit as a conservation role model (September 2019).

Invited Trustee of Elephants for Africa (2019)

Certificate of merit Eco-Angel Award (Enviropeadia 2017)

Invited member for the African Elephant Specialist Group for the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN (2017).

Nominated as one of 10 of the most inspiring women in South Africa (Culture Trip 2017).

Finalist for the Tusk Conservationist Leadership Awards (2016).

Runner up to the Mail and Guardian, Greening the Future Awards for both the Species and Biodiversity Stewardship categories (2016).

Invited resource for the Young Presidents’ Organisation (2014 & 2017)

The Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa’s National Award for an Individual (2013).

Appointed Research Fellow at the Applied Behavioural Ecology and Environmental Research Unit, University of South Africa (2012).

Invited as one of eight experts to serve as a trustee on the Management Committee of the Elephant Specialists Advisory Group - South Africa (2012).

Koedoe’s certificate of appreciation for excellent review as issued by the Editor of the Journal (2010)

One of only four recipients of the National Research Foundation's Prestigious Scholarship for Doctoral Studies in South Africa (1999-2001)

Kudu Award
Michelle Henley SANParks Award 2019
Michelle Henley WESSA Award 2013

Ronny Makukule

Invited to Kenya to meet David Daballen as Head of Field Operations and elephant identification expert (2018)

Ronny Makukule & Dr Iain Douglas Hamilton

Jessica Wilmot

  • Invited to Erasmus Mundus+ Program – Masters in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM). MSc at the Central European University, Hungary (2018).

 Robin Cook

  • Post Graduate Merit Award for PhD 2020 at the University of the Witwatersrand (2019)
  • Best Postgraduate Research in Zoology Award at the University of the Witwatersrand (2018)