Tomas Diagne

1998 Associate Laureate, Environment
Senegal, Born 1971

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Africa’s tortoise saviour

February 16, 2011

Tomas Diagne was selected as an Associate Laureate of the 1998 Rolex Awards for his plan to establish a village for Senegal’s endangered tortoises species – in particular the giant Geochelone sulcata. The village, opened in 2001, has proved highly successful as a sanctuary and as a means...

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Broadening horizons

April 27, 2009

Saving a forest or a species requires a multi-pronged plan that considers many factors. Three previous Rolex Laureates continue to expand their projects in order to accomplish their conservation goals. Anita Studer (1990 Laureate), Tomas Diagne (1998 Associate Laureate) and Rodney Jackson (1981 Laureate) have much in...

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