Collaborators are organisations, foundations, businesses, influential personalities and governments that have pledged to use their spheres of influence to help the UN tackle the illegal wildlife trade. Collaborators have made either corporate or personal commitments to make choices that won’t threaten species, to educate and inform citizens, to strengthen their policies, develop best business practices, and to help rural communities find ways to benefit from their precious natural resources. 

To become a collaborator, click this link here to sign up and be Wild for Life. The Wild for Life Campaign acknowledges the work of Rovio (Angry Birds), Discovery Communications, Kenya Airways and Highlands Coffee in helping the UN tackle the illegal trade in wildlife.

 

UNEP wishes to thank the Kingdom of Norway for its generous support, which enabled the development of the Wild for Life campaign, and Otto De Jager and Wild for Life Campaign Leader, Thu Minh, for supporting the creation of the Vietnamese website. UNEP also thanks the Republic of Angola for their contributions to raising awareness and tackling the illegal trade in wildlife as Global Host for World Environment Day 2016.
 

NEWS FROM OUR COLLABORATORS

Founding Partners

"I pledge to urge key leaders to bring an end to the illegal trade in wildlife and help build bridges between them to safeguard our shared natural wonders." —Achim Steiner, Executive Director UNEP
UNEP
"I have always been inspired by wildlife and I want to make it my mission to leave a legacy of a healthy planet, rich with biodiversity, to future generations. I also envision a world in which the communities who live with this wildlife can prosper and flourish, benefitting by living in harmony with nature.” —Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator
UNDP
"I pledge to continue to do all that I can to support CITES Parties to make best possible use of this remarkable Convention and to fully and effectively implement CITES requirements. In so doing I will keep working with a vast array of wonderful partners." —John E Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General
CITES

UN, Multilateral and Government Partners

"As Executive Secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), I hereby pledge to work with governments and all key stakeholders to put an end to the illegal take and trade of marine turtles around the world. As a first step, I am lending my voice to the United Nation's #WildforLife campaign to help raise public awareness of the issue as an important step towards tackling the demand." —Dr. Bradnee Chambers, Executive Secretary of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
CMS
Xinhua pledges to use our sphere of influence to help end the illegal wildlife trade through creating content, distributing messaging and lending resources to encourage more sustainable choices that do not threaten species and to reduce demand for illegal wildlife products.
Xinhua News Agency
The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) pledges to leverage the full energy and expertise of the 104 national governments, conservation organizations, research institutions, United Nations agencies and private companies that comprise this unique alliance towards ending the illegal trade in great apes and all endangered wildlife. GRASP will support law enforcement, counter corruption, and change behavior through dedicated programmes, and will insist on zero tolerance for any illegal activity regarding chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos. This ends now. GRASP commits to take this message to all relevant policy makers, government officials and key stakeholders to ensure that the illegal trade that has pushed so many iconic species to the brink of extinction goes no further. GRASP and its Ambassadors will aggressively support the United Nations’#WildlforLife campaign to ensure its ultimate success.
GRASP
“IUCN is in the forefront of efforts to combat wildlife trafficking - we pledge to continue using our convening power, our scientific expertise and our on-the-ground conservation work to bring an end to the illegal wildlife trade.” —IUCN Director-General, Inger Andersen
IUCN
UNICEF commits to Wild for Life because the wellbeing of the planet hinges on the positive engagement of young people to reject, not participate in, illegal trade. We commit to encouraging young people to raise awareness and take action for all people to end harm to wildlife and the environment
unicef
INTERPOL pledges to continue our work in supporting law enforcement across our 190 member countries in preventing and combating wildlife crime. A strong, effective and innovative law enforcement response is required to address the illegal wildlife trade and to combat the corruption and violence tied to this type of crime.
INTERPOL
The current crisis in illegal trade in wildlife is a reflection of how much more we all need to do to save our wildlife and our forests. The World Bank will continue to work with countries and partners to combat wildlife crime by providing financial and technical assistance for conservation and development projects. Being a member of the International Consortium to Combat Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) we are also strengthening governments in their law enforcement and anti-money laundering efforts. As a lead agency of the Global Wildlife Program, we are providing technical support and opportunities to exchange proven solutions among 19 countries in Asia and Africa”. –Claudia Sobrevila, Global Wildlife Program Manager
World Bank
We have always been taking safety as our top priority and trying to build our airport as "China No.1 Green Gateway". We are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence of developing our airport into the most important international aviation hub with the state-of-the-art facilities. Meanwhile, we stick to the philosophy of "energy conservation, low carbon generation, high-tech application and friendly service delivery".
Beijing Capital International Airport
Connect4Climate is committed to support UNEP’s mission, contributing to addressing the Illegal Trade in Wildlife. In particular, Connect4Climate will use its sphere of influence to support international cooperation and further strengthen political will to address illegal wildlife trade at the national level with a focus on how climate change can exacerbate the problem through affecting the traditional livelihoods of many.
Connect 4 Climate
The IUCN SCC Pangolin Specialist Group is a global network of volunteers which serves as an advisory board to the IUCN. As a diverse team of scientists from multiple disciplines, the volunteers conduct invaluable research to better understand pangolins, their ecology, and their conservation needs. Facebook: @IUCNPangolinSG Twitter: @PangolinSG
IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group
“I pledge to support efforts to bring to an end the illegal wildlife trade that is eroding the global commons and robbing the livelihoods of local communities.” —Naoko Ishii, CEO
Global Environment Facility
Indonesia
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service pledges to address both the supply and demand that fuel ivory trade in the United States. We will close our domestic ivory market, cutting off the supply of illegal ivory. We will also reduce consumer demand for ivory products by educating consumers about the impact that ivory trade has on elephant populations.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Civil Society and Charities

Demand for products from endangered species is driving many to the brink of extinction. These products are used in fashion, home decor, pseudo-medicine, for collections and by speculators banking on extinction. While you may not buy them, someone you know might. This holiday season, learn how to Be Informed. Buy Informed.
USWTA (US Wildlife Trafficking Alliance)
TNC pledges to continue to combat the ivory poaching crisis by stepping up security, expanding community-run safe havens, educating consumers, cleaning up the online marketplace, supporting social media awareness campaigns, and more. #WildForLife #SaveElephants
The Nature Conservancy
Through the Wildlife Crime Initiative, WWF will use our global network to catalyse greater national and international efforts to end wildlife crime. We will collaborate with a wide range of partners to boost initiatives to stop the global poaching crisis, target the international organized crime networks driving the illegal trade, and reduce the consumer demand that is fuelling it.
CITES CoP 17
As a capacity development organization, we pledge to continue our support to organizations around the world working on the front line of tacking the illegal trade in wildlife and the conservation of biodiversity. As an institution we pledge: • To support and promote the work of local and international organizations on the frontlines of stopping the illegal trade in wildlife by leveraging our social media presence and social networks. • To develop the capacity of our partners to use creative communications to combat the illegal trade in wildlife. • To encourage our staff and partners to recognize the environmental, social and economic cost of the illegal trade in wildlife on local communities.
PCI Media Impact
Dvůr Králové Zoo will do its utmost to help to stop the illegal trade in wildlife and restore rhino populations in the wild. We will use our influence to make it clear that killing, buying, collecting, gift giving, trafficking, weak governance or turning a blind eye related to illegal wildlife trade are crimes that must end.
Dvůr Králové Zoo
World’s Largest Lesson pledges to support educators around the world in teaching children about Global Goal 15 – Life on Land – and how their generation is vital to achieving the target to end poaching and trafficking of protected species and combat illegal trade in wildlife products by 2030.
World's Largest Lesson
Freeland pledges to mitigate the poaching, trafficking and consumption of protected wildlife by reducing demand, strengthening enforcement capacity, supporting strong trans-national anti-trafficking cooperation and legislation, and encourage other livelihoods for communities in and around protected areas.
Freeland
Elephants DC pledges to continue fighting to end the ivory trade at home and around the world while taking action to preserve ecosystems and advance elephant-well being.
Elephants DC
Verge of Extinction pledges to end crimes against endangered wildlife, particularly African Elephants and Rhinos, through a major global entertainment event. An ensemble of performers and influencers will conVERGE on stage in Los Angeles, CA to entertain, educate, and to give a voice to the voiceless. As a Keystone Species, the elephant plays a crucial role in the balance of earth’s ecosystems, so unless we save these magnificent creatures from the verge of extinction, ecosystems will be forever altered, or vanish completely, affecting both animals and humans alike. Verge of Extinction will spotlight wildlife conservation efforts worldwide by advancing the important roles that each and every one of us can play when it comes to the global agenda. We will bring together governments, innovative private companies, civil society, and key opinion leaders, in order to create a dynamic force for change. We pledge to partner with Wild for Life and mobilize millions, encouraging everyone to commit, take action, and end the illegal wildlife trade once and for good, no matter how big or small it touches or impacts them. This is a global effort, and we will send the message that global influencers can be part of the solution by taking a zero-tolerance policy towards illegal trade, along with the many forms of corruption that enable it. By rallying artists and change-makers, our goal is to raise over 15 million dollars, all of which will be dedicated to the best in wildlife conservation & protection, education & community, research & advocacy.
Verge of Extinction
Save the Elephants pledges to raise and deploy $7 million in the next two years through the Elephant Crisis Fund to fuel the coalition of organisations fighting the ivory crisis.
Save The Elephants
TRAFFIC will use our decades’ worth of experience in monitoring and analysing illegal wildlife trade and collaborate with others to help address wildlife crime at every point along the trade chain: helping those protecting wildlife at source, those policing national borders, through to curtailing the underlying demand that fuels the trade. We will not stop until the international poaching crisis has been brought to an end.
Traffic
We pledge to continue our mission to stop the extinction and champion the recovery of threatened species in Vietnam. Thai Van Nguyen, Executive Director, Save Vietnam’s Wildlife
Save Vietnam’s Wildlife