United for Wildlife was created in 2012 by The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Led by the Duke of Cambridge, it has brought together the world’s leading wildlife charities under a common purpose: to create a global movement for change.
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is a founding member of United for Wildlife, along with Conservation International, IUCN, The Nature Conservancy, the Wildlife Conservation Society, WWF, and ZSL, together with the Royal Foundation.
United for Wildlife also has help from ambassadors including David Beckham, Andy Murray and Chris Froome to build a movement that will make a real change for wildlife.
United for Wildlife is working to tackle illegal wildlife trade and has five commitments:
Among other achievements, United for Wildlife was instrumental in pulling together the Declaration of the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on the Transportation of Illegal Wildlife Products, which commits its signatories – leaders from the transportation sector – to 11 actions that will raise standards across the industry and prevent traffickers from exploiting weaknesses as they seek to covertly move their products from source to marketplace.
The United for Wildlife collaboration has also launched WILDLABS.NET, a conservation technology network that is closing the information-sharing gap in the fight against illegal wildlife trade and other pressing issues facing our planet. The online network has fostered a global community of users to share best practices and to identify technology-based solutions to evolving conservation challenges.
To learn more, visit the United for Wildlife website.
Illegal wildlife trade has become a high-profile issue receiving global media attention, not least because of its devastating effect on populations of rhinos, elephants and other charismatic wildlife.
WILDLABS.NET connects conservationists, technologists, engineers and data scientists to help them find, share and create effective technology-based solutions to protect threatened wildlife and habitat