HRH The Duke of Cambridge has become Patron of Fauna & Flora International (FFI) & British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

21st October 2020

HRH The Duke of Cambridge has become Patron of two CCI partners, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) & British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).

The Duke of Cambridge has become Patron of two of CCI’s partner organisations, handed to His Royal Highness by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

The new patronages, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), align with The Duke of Cambridge’s longstanding work around conservation and support for communities protecting their natural environment for future generations.

Established in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s oldest international wildlife conservation organisation. The Queen has held the role of Patron for almost seven decades. The full story can be found here.

The British Trust for Ornithology aims to empower communities to protect local bird species and their natural habitats. The Duke of Edinburgh has been Patron of the BTO for over thirty years, and is a lifelong ornithology enthusiast.

The appointment of The Duke of Cambridge as Patron of FFI and BTO 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.