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Herd of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) with Mount Kenya in background. Credit: Juan Pablo Moreiras/FFI

Herd of African elephants (Loxodonta africana) with Mount Kenya in background. Credit: Juan Pablo Moreiras/FFI

United for Wildlife

Working together to stop illegal wildlife trade

United for Wildlife was created in 2012 by The Royal Foundation of the Prince William and Prince Harry. Led by the Prince William, it has brought together the world’s leading wildlife charities under a common purpose: to create a global movement for change.

Fauna & Flora 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:

  • To provide better on-site protection for wildlife
  • To reduce demand for illegal wildlife products
  • To improve law enforcement
  • To work with the private sector to reduce trafficking
  • To engage young people in conservation

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.

Visit the United for Wildlife website