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Prince William and Charles wage war on wildlife poaching

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Princes launch project that will highlight huge increase in trafficking of illegal animal products

  • The two princes visited London Zoo today to launch a wildlife project
  • United for Wildlife brings together seven world-leading charities
  • It aims to curb poaching and the trade in endangered species
  • William is the president of the new organisation

By Rebecca English

He has promised to show his baby son, Prince George, the marvels of Africa one day.

And yesterday Prince William took his first step to safeguard the continent and its wildlife, launching a new project to halt the sickening global trade in illegal animal products.

Accompanied by his father, Prince Charles, an equally ardent conservationist, the second in line to the throne said he wanted to highlight the worrying increase in the trafficking of ivory and rhino horn as well as bush meat and live endangered species.

 
William shared a joke with his father Prince Charles while on a visit to London zoo to launch the new project aimed at protecting some of the world's most vulnerable animals

William shared a joke with his father Prince Charles while on a visit to London zoo to launch
the new project aimed at protecting some of the world's most vulnerable animals


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