Prince William has become the patron of two wildlife conservation charities after taking over duties from Prince and Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
Announced today, the new patrons are with Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).
The Duke of Cambridge, 38, who has now moved back to London to Kensington Palace after spending a lockdown with his family in his countryside in Anfar Hall, Norfolk, has a keen interest in preserving the natural environment for generations to come.
He recently participated in an ITV documentary that followed him for two years, as he embarked on a global mission to take action for the natural world.
Shahi also launched its Earthshot Awards initiative, which is designed to reward 50 environmental pioneers with £ 1 million to further their work to tackle major problems affecting the environment.
Prince William (pictured) has become patron of two wildlife conservation charities after taking over duties from the Queen and the Duke of Edberg
Founded in 1903, Fauna and Flora International is the oldest international wildlife conservation organization in the world and the queen has served as a protector for nearly seven decades.
FFI focuses on protecting biodiversity, which underpins healthy ecosystems and is important for life-support systems that depend on humans and all other species.
It protects threatened species and ecosystems around the world, selects solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and that enhance human well-being.
Operating in more than 40 countries worldwide, FFI is also a founding member of United for Wildlife, and was recently announced as the Global Alliance Partner of the Earthshot Prize.
Meanwhile, the British Trust for Ornithology aims to protect communities local bird species and their natural habitats so that they will be preserved for generations to come, as well as to promote the benefits of the natural world on our health and wellbeing Are also working.
Announced today, the new patrons are with Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle in June 2020
Through its network of volunteers, BTO gathers data to build our understanding of the natural world, providing a solid evidence base that supports informed decision making and conservation action.
The Duke of Edinburgh has been a patron of the BTO for over thirty years, and is a lifelong ornithology enthusiast.
His first interest was in 1956 while traveling between New Zealand and Antarctica at the Royal Yacht Britannia, where the Duke began to identify and photograph seabirds native to the region.
FFI Chief Executive Mark Rose said: ‘His Majesty has provided rigorous support to FFI and we are extremely grateful for the sterling support and encouragement he has provided over the last seven decades.
The Queen and Prince William appear alongside each other on 15 October during a visit to the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Science Park near Salisbury.
‘We look forward to building her legacy and taking the relationship forward with her grandchildren. The Duke of Cambridge is an amazing ambassador for conservation and there is a lot of synergy between himself and FFI’s vision for the future of the planet. ‘
The Chief Executive Officer of BTO, Drs. Andy Clements said: ‘I am delighted that the Duke of Cambridge has become our grandfather, who works tirelessly on behalf of his grandfather.
‘We hope that we will be able to support Duke’s strong interest in protecting the environment through its evidence-based work around the environment in the UK.’
Prince William’s new EarthShot Award initiative has been compared to the Hare Nobel Prize and is the most prestigious global environmental award in history.
Meanwhile, Prince William’s new Earthshot award initiative has been compared to the green Nobel Prize and is history’s most prestigious global environmental award. Picture with Sir David Attenborough
The ambitious decade-long project will see a total of 50 environmental pioneers, each awarded with a £ 1million prize for tackling major problems in climate and energy, nature and biodiversity, oceans, air pollution and freshwater .
The £ 50million project is funded by philanthropic organizations and private companies and a network of individuals including Bloomberg philanthropy, the Jack Ma Foundation and American billionaire Mark Benioff and his wife, Lynn.
The EarthShot Prize aims to find new solutions that work at every level, positively impact environmental change and improve living standards globally, especially for communities most at risk from climate change.
The award can be presented to a wide range of individuals, teams or collaborations – scientists, activists, economists, community projects, leaders, governments, banks, businesses, cities, and countries – whose workable solutions are one to achieve Earthshots. Contribute significantly.
There are five Earth-places: protecting and restoring nature, purifying our air, reviving our oceans, creating a world free of waste and fixing their climate.
Each Earthshot is underlined by scientifically agreed targets – including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal and other internationally recognized measures that help repair the planet.
Together, they form a unique set of challenges inherent in science, which aim to generate new technologies as well as new technologies, systems, policies, and solutions.
Bringing these five critical issues together, The EarthShot Prize recognizes the interrelation between environmental challenges and the urgent need to tackle them together.