Since its inception in December 2014, the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce has been working to facilitate collaboration between the transport sector and law enforcement to prevent wildlife trafficking across the world. The outcome of this work resulted in the formation and the signing of the historic Buckingham Palace Declaration on the 15th March 2016.
The Duke of Cambridge has today encouraged the international community to come together to end the illegal wildlife trade for good. He pointed to the increased focus on the public health risks of the wildlife trade and greater awareness of the dangers posed by zoonotic diseases as key reasons to act now. His Royal Highness
Last week, the United for Wildlife convened an IWT Learning Academy for financial services in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Academy brought together over 70 representatives of the financial sector, law enforcement, Financial Intelligence Units (FIU), NGOs, and government policy makers in South Africa, Botswana, and other parts of southern Africa. The three-hour event, generously hosted by Financial Taskforce member
Exciting news! Our free online conservation courses are moving to a new home on the National Geographic Society online platform. Over the last few years, we’ve achieved great things thanks to all of our learners around the world. We now have over 19,000 registered learners from almost every country in the world, have translated our
Today (May 13th), The Duke of Cambridge attended a meeting of our Taskforces for the financial and transport sector. The meeting is the first time the two groups have come together and explored what more can be done to work together to combat illegal wildlife trade. The meeting was chaired by Lord William Hague, and
Following the monumental signing of the Financial Taskforce Mansion House Declaration, The Duke of Cambridge attended this year’s Illegal Wildlife Trade conference to deliver a keynote speech. The conference, hosted by the UK government, aimed to strengthen international partnerships across borders and beyond government and to focus on 3 key themes; tackling IWT as a serious