Conservation

The natural world is our most important asset

Over the last ten years, the evidence that we face urgent challenges to protect the environment has become indisputable, and it’s clear that the time to act is now. We must work together to overcome climate change, the illegal wildlife trade and unsustainable development and use of resources.

The Royal Foundation addresses these pressing environmental and conservation crises by bringing together environmentalists, businesses, global leaders, and NGOs to find solutions.

The Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize – launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation – is the most prestigious global prize for the environment in history.

This new global prize for the environment will incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years – a critical decade for the Earth. Taking inspiration from President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot which united millions around the goal to put man on the moon, The Earthshot Prize is centred around five ‘Earthshots’ – simple but ambitious goals for our planet which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come.

The Earthshot Prize aims to find new solutions that work on every level, have a positive effect on environmental change and improve living standards globally, particularly for communities who are most at risk from climate change. Every year from 2021 until 2030, Prince William, alongside The Earthshot Prize Council which covers six continents, will award The Earthshot Prize to five winners, one per Earthshot. Prizes could be awarded to a wide range of individuals, teams or collaborations – scientists, activists, economists, community projects, leaders, governments, banks, businesses, cities, and countries – anyone whose workable solutions make a substantial contribution to achieving the Earthshots.

Read about The Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize – launched by Prince William and The Royal Foundation – is the most prestigious global prize for the environment in history.

This new global prize for the environment will incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years – a critical decade for the Earth. Taking inspiration from President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot which united millions around the goal to put man on the moon, The Earthshot Prize is centred around five ‘Earthshots’ – simple but ambitious goals for our planet which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come.

The Earthshot Prize aims to find new solutions that work on every level, have a positive effect on environmental change and improve living standards globally, particularly for communities who are most at risk from climate change. Every year from 2021 until 2030, Prince William, alongside The Earthshot Prize Council which covers six continents, will award The Earthshot Prize to five winners, one per Earthshot. Prizes could be awarded to a wide range of individuals, teams or collaborations – scientists, activists, economists, community projects, leaders, governments, banks, businesses, cities, and countries – anyone whose workable solutions make a substantial contribution to achieving the Earthshots.

Read about The Earthshot Prize
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Illegal wildlife trade

The illegal poaching and trafficking of wildlife, plants and animals is a global crisis, with many species being pushed towards extinction. The impact of this trade goes beyond the threat posed to wildlife. Local communities, global and national security, and legitimate trade chains are all affected.

United for Wildlife has combined forces with the private sector to stop the trafficking of wildlife products through its Financial Taskforce and Transport Taskforce. The Taskforces bring together businesses in the transport and financial sectors to break the chains of the illegal wildlife trade.

Read about Ufw Taskforces

Illegal wildlife trade

The illegal poaching and trafficking of wildlife, plants and animals is a global crisis, with many species being pushed towards extinction. The impact of this trade goes beyond the threat posed to wildlife. Local communities, global and national security, and legitimate trade chains are all affected.

United for Wildlife has combined forces with the private sector to stop the trafficking of wildlife products through its Financial Taskforce and Transport Taskforce. The Taskforces bring together businesses in the transport and financial sectors to break the chains of the illegal wildlife trade.

Read about Ufw Taskforces
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“The earth is at a tipping point and we face a stark choice: either we continue as we are and irreparably damage our planet or we remember our unique power as human beings and our continual ability to lead, innovate and problem-solve. Remember the awe inspiring civilisations that we have built, the life-saving technology we have created, the fact that we have put a man on the moon. People can achieve great things. The next ten years present us with one of our greatest tests – a decade of action to repair the Earth.”

– Prince William