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calendar 19 Oct 2020

Expo 2020 forms alliance to drive action on animal and habitat conservation

Conservation alliance with DP World and the Zoological Society of London will protect our natural world and safeguard our planet

Expo 2020 Dubai, its Premier Global Trade Partner DP World and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) will together spur global, meaningful action to protect our planet’s natural world under a newly-formed, conservation-focused alliance.

With more than 200 international participants and millions of visitors expected, Expo is well positioned to amplify the impact of ZSL’s efforts worldwide – combining the London-based international scientific, conservation and educational charity’s expertise in animal and habitat protection with Expo’s diverse range of stakeholders from across the world.

Working with DP World, ZSL will help co-curate Expo 2020’s ‘Conservation for Hope’ programme – an event-time initiative focusing on wildlife and ecosystem conservation and restoration as a means to ensure environmental sustainability and the safeguarding of our planet.

With this shared mission, the alliance cuts across many of Expo’s key themed weeks that will explore collaborative solutions to pressing issues, including the Global Goals, and Climate and Biodiversity.

It was announced ahead of Expo’s digital Climate and Biodiversity Week, a digital, public event taking place on 20-21 October 2020, delivered in partnership with DP World, and featuring representatives from all three organisations in a panel discussion on the ‘Conversation for Hope’ programme.