Ian Khama, President of Botswana, was honored last Tuesday with the ICCF Teddy Roosevelt® International Conservation Award. He received the award for enacting bold and innovative policies that protect the incredible natural assets of Botswana while helping businesses and local communities sustainably develop. Botswana is known for achieving admirable conservation success and exemplary development models, improving people’s livelihoods and its numerous ecotourism initiatives.

ICCF presents the Teddy Roosevelt® International Conservation Award to recognize innovative leadership in conservation policy by a government leader.  Past recipients include: The Honorable Rob Portman, Prime Minister of the U.K. Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Mr. Russell Train, Founder of the WWF, and President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

This award took place June 7 in the U.S. Capitol. You can watch the video here.