It will be no surprise to anyone reading this that the crises facing nature and our planet are pervasive, and, seemingly, often intractable.
These crises, from accelerating climate change to biodiversity destruction, are the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced. The good news is that humans are expert problem solvers, able to find solutions to problems that on the face of it can seem impossible to solve.
From the invention of the wheel, to developing vaccines to unravelling the mysteries of DNA, human ingenuity has enabled enormous progress, alleviated suffering and improved the lives of millions of people time and again.
And right now we need this ingenuity more than ever, which is why Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is proud to be supporting The Earthshot Prize, launched today by Prince William and designed to unearth creative solutions to our planetary crises.