His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is honoured to have HRH The Prince of Wales as its Patron, bringing global attention to the plight of Australia’s threatened wildlife. His lifelong record of supporting conservation will play a vital role in raising awareness of the need for decisive, practical action to protect Australia’s threatened wildlife.
Australia is home to more biodiversity than any other developed nation, reflecting both the extraordinary diversity of species in Australia and the fact that a very high proportion are found nowhere else on Earth. Sadly, however, we now have the planet’s worst mammal extinction rate and nearly 2,000 surviving plants and animals are on the national threatened species list.
As Patron, Prince Charles will help highlight and promote the globally significant efforts of AWC to halt and reverse the tide of extinctions in Australia. His Royal Highness is committed to conservation and is keen to help to preserve iconic species like the Greater Bilby for generations to come.
Prince Charles has a long history of involvement and interest in environment, sustainability and conservation including through a range of organisations of which he is Patron and his own Charitable Foundation. In Australia, the Prince has established The Prince’s Charities Australia and is Patron of a number of charitable organisations. www.princescharitiesaustralia.org.au