We have great pleasure in announcing that HRH The Duke of Cambridge has become Patron of Fauna & Flora International (FFI), a position that his grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, has held with distinction for almost seven decades.
Chief Executive Mark Rose paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s long-term contribution to the organisation: “FFI has derived tremendous benefit from Her Majesty’s patronage. We are extremely grateful for the sterling support and encouragement that she has provided throughout the past seven decades.”
Prince William has already demonstrated his commitment to helping address the global environmental crisis through his work with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and as President of United for Wildlife, an alliance that includes FFI among its partners. FFI was recently announced as a Global Alliance Partner of The Earthshot Prize, a new global prize for the environment, which was launched by The Duke to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years.
The appointment of The Duke of Cambridge as Patron of FFI comes at a critical time for our planet with the world facing the combined and interconnected global threats posed by Covid-19, climate collapse and biodiversity meltdown. At this crucial juncture, we are confident that Prince William can play a pivotal role in enabling FFI to focus global attention on the urgent need for action to safeguard the natural world.