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Royals and conservationists are United for Wildlife

Posted on: 12.09.13 (Last edited) 12 September 2013

The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry forms an alliance to combat global conservation crises.

United for Wildlife is an unprecedented, 10 year alliance between seven of the world’s most influential conservation organisations.

Officially announced today in London, the partnership is led by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Conservation International, the IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society, WWF-UK and the Zoological Society of London joining forces to substantially increase the global response to major conservation crises.

United for Wildlife is a unique collaboration, developed to enable the best minds in conservation from across the world to work together, bringing a wealth of knowledge, expertise and resources to bear on shared challenges.

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) Deputy CEO Ros Aveling said, “As an international conservation organisation with partnerships in over 40 countries, FFI understands the benefits of working together toward a united goal, and we are proud to be part of this initiative.

“By tackling critical issues together and increasing their profile globally, we will be able to deliver more effective responses to some of the most pressing conservation issues threatening our natural world, including the current crisis in illegal wildlife trade. United for Wildlife will allow all seven organisations to scale up their support to young conservationists who are the future guardians of our natural world, and to stimulate a broader groundswell of informed interest through social media channels. Our aim is to focus more support on those working on conservation’s many front lines around the world.”

United for Wildlife aims to bring together not just the most influential conservationists but also the skills and expertise of global leaders in business, communications, technology and the creative industries, harnessing efforts towards a common, universal cause.

United for Wildlife is a commitment to respond more effectively, more rapidly and at a much greater scale to our most pressing conservation crises. It stimulates greater hope that the world will get behind the efforts of those working hard to achieve conservation in their local areas, from the northern rangelands of eastern Africa to the remote karst forests of Myanmar; from the arid steppes of Mongolia to the turtle nesting beaches of Nicaragua.

Click here to read the media release from the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Written by
Ally Catterick

Ally worked in media management and PR for clients including comedians Eddie Izzard and Ed Byrne before becoming Publicity Manager for the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Strategy and communications for conservation organisation Greening Australia and her role as Unit and Company Publicist for production company Roving Enterprises followed, until she was introduced to FFI upon their arrival in Australia in 2008. Ally became a founding board member – until moving to the UK to become the organisation's Communications Manager. Ally is now FFI's Deputy Director of Communications and oversees all communications for FFI globally.

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