Jealous Mpofu, Senior Tracker, Dete, Zimbabwe
Jealous is a passionate conservationist who started his career as a tracker in a hornbill project in the Bumi Hills, Zimbabwe, in 1987. In 1992, he joined the Painted Dog Conservation Project and quickly developed from a junior into a senior tracker. As a team player, Jealous stimulates his colleagues, members of the local community and instructs volunteers.
To give extra recognition to his work in the conservation of the painted dog and to emphasis the fact that his career now lasts for 25 years, the Board of the Van Tienhoven Foundation decided to award Jealous the Van Tienhoven Award.