The Duke of Cambridge speaks out against wildlife crime
The Duke of Cambridge attended the opening of the third International Illegal Wildlife Trade conference and gave a speech calling for action to better protect endangered animals by shunning the use of rhino horn.
In his opening speech, The Duke of Cambridge said that while progress had been made since the 2014 London conference to tackle illegal wildlife trade, improvements were not being made fast enough to keep up with the poaching crisis.
“The truth is we are still falling behind. A betting man would still bet on extinction.”
The Duke went on to outline the practical steps that can be taken by the transport taskforce, Governments, NGOs and ordinary citizens to protect endangered species and halt the illegal wildlife trade.
The scale of the problem and the number of animals being killed for illegal wildlife trade can often seem daunting and many people think that it’s a problem they can’t help with or that it has little to do with them. But, most of us are involved in wildlife trade in some way and you can help wildlife just by learning more about the issue!
Today, we have added a new course called ‘Worth more alive’, which focuses on wildlife trade, specifically the illegal trade. This course will give you an insight into why wildlife is traded, the impacts of this trade and how you can help. You’ll learn in the course how you can help the issue of illegal wildlife trade, but the important step to take now is to learn more about this issue. Join people across the world learning about the illegal wildlife trade and help us make a difference now.