On Tuesday 26 November, The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge will jointly be in attendance for the “United for Wildlife” meeting at the Zoological Society of London.
Prince William by way of his charity has organised an exceptional partnership with seven of the top name groups in conversation along with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
The partnership brings together Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International, International Union for Conservation of Nature, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, WWF-UK, the Zoological Society of London and the Royal Foundation. This is an unparalleled group that will aim to fight banned wildlife trafficking.
In September at the Tusk Conservation Awards, William as president of the organisation announced the partnership and its name “United for Wildlife.” He did not waste a moment to get the word out, also recording two public service announcements a few days after the Awards. The PSA’s for the charity WildAid were to target illegal wildlife goods. One of the announcements William recorded with footballing friend, David Beckham and the other with retired basketball player, Yao Ming.
“The threats to our natural heritage are extensive, but I believe that this collaboration of the best minds in conservation will provide the impetus for a renewed commitment and action to protect endangered species and habitats for future generations,” William comment on the United for Wildlife website.
This past May, father and son joined together for a conference at St. James’s Palace to discuss the illegal wildlife trade.
An ardent supporter for conservation, Charles has been vocal about the security of the environment and its wildlife for years.
“We face one of the most serious threats to wildlife ever, and we must treat it as a battle, because it is precisely that. It is clearly vital to tackle the demand for such products amongst consumers by recruiting the help of every form of media to communicate more widely and effectively its disastrous consequences,” Prince Charles remarked at the conference for WildAid.
As his father and his grandfather are passionate about conservation, so too is William. He has been patron of the Tusk Trust since 2005 and now embarks on this new conservation endeavour.