On the final day of their weeklong tour of Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Earthshot Prize Winner, Coral Vita, at their coral farm in Grand Bahama. Sam Teicher and Gator Halpern explained to The Duke and Duchess how they are rapidly scaling their efforts, and as a result of winning the Prize have set an ambitious target to plant 10,000 new corals by the end of June 2022 to mark World Ocean’s Day
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge heard first-hand from Sam and Gator about the impact winning the Prize has generated; from presenting their solution on the world stage at COP26; beginning work to expand their innovative coral farms to the Middle East and Central America; to installing a new ‘Earthshot Happy Tank’ in the Grand Bahama farm to optimize coral health and growth. Prince William also heard of Coral Vita’s newly installed year-round coral spawning system, which is designed to help regenerate baby coral at a faster and more reliable rate.
This visit takes place less than 6 months after The Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony. In this short space of time, international scaling of these ingenious solutions has begun, with the Earthshot Winners and Finalists generating significant action and impact all around the world.
Today, The Earthshot Prize is delighted to announce further updates on the incredible work of the 2021 Finalists and Winners demonstrating the global impact of the Prize:
Nominations for 2022 have recently closed, and The Earthshot Prize will announce this year’s Winners at its second Awards Ceremony in the USA later this year.