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Our natural world is under threat. Entire species are on the verge of extinction, natural habitats are endangered and rural communities are at risk. But together we can right this wrong. Together, we are United for Wildlife.
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HRH The Duke of Cambridge,
President of United for Wildlife

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United for Wildlife isn’t after your money. We want you to get involved. United for Wildlife aims to raise the profile of the cause, and raise awareness of the choice we are asking people to make, between critically endangered species and the criminals who kill them for money. By following us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, subscribing to our YouTube channel and registering for email updates, you’re committing that you want to take part. You’ll then be part of the United for Wildlife community – committed to preserving our planet’s wildlife.

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the facts

Whole species are being hunted to extinction, as part of an illegal trade that benefits organised criminals and armed gangs. We want you to add your voice to ours and say “enough is enough”.

• The illegal wildlife trade is valued at between $5-20 billion USD per year, it is the fourth most lucrative global crime after drugs, humans and arms.
• It’s not just a crime against wildlife, 1,000 rangers have been killed in the last ten years, which is two per week, every week.
• 95% of the world’s rhinos have been lost in the last 40 years.
• In 2011 between 40,000 and 60,000 pangolins were captured and killed in Vietnam alone.

Will you support us and help preserve these animals or will you do nothing as they vanish from our world forever?

causes

Human exploitation, whether legal or illegal, has affected wildlife problems for millennia, however the last century has seen dire consequences emerge. United for Wildlife wants you to get involved and add your voice to our causes.

We have identified four key species that are being hunted right on the edge of extinction, and need your support to force change in how these creatures are treated. It’s critical that you join us  and keep in touch on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ with our campaigns over the next year and beyond, as we bring you the facts on the crisis facing some of our iconic wildlife:

• Rhino
• Pangolin
• Elephants
• Big Cats

United for Wildlife will be supporting communities and people in the areas affected by supply issues like poaching, or the illegal wildlife trade, asking people to make the choice between being United for Wildlife, or taking the side of the criminals who kill them for money.

our partners

The United for Wildlife collaboration comprises seven international conservation organisations convened by HRH Duke of Cambridge, and is committed to focusing increased attention on the most pressing conservation issues of our time.

With the support of The Royal Foundation, increased attention can be focused on acute conservation problems, from the recent and rapid escalation of the illegal wildlife trade to the challenges of demand reduction.

These issues are having a devastating effect on wild populations of some of the largest and most iconic species: elephants, rhinos and tigers as well as lesser known species such as the pangolin. United for Wildlife is on their side, are you?

about us

United for Wildlife was created by the Royal Foundation, led by the Duke of Cambridge, to bring together the world’s leading wildlife charities under a common purpose; to create a global movement for change. Whilst animals continue to be killed by criminals, whilst whole species are hunted to extinction, we will join together to ask one simple question: Whose side are you on?

“I believe passionately that we have a duty to prevent critically endangered species from being wiped out. If we get together, everywhere, we can preserve these animals so that they share our world with future generations. That’s what United for Wildlife is all about, and why I’m proud to be involved.”

HRH The Duke of Cambridge,
President of United for Wildlife

 

 

View the United for Wildlife pamphlet which outlines the commitments, from the London ZSL conference in 2014.