The future King’s of Britain, are to host a summit at St James’s Palace in May on the issue.
The summit, which will bring together Royals, conservationists and politicians, will take place at St. James’s Palace and will aim to devise a solution to put an end to the horrid practice of illegal poaching. Both Prince Charles and Prince William have been campaigners, to protect wildlife and the environments they live in.
Speaking at London’s Kew Gardens recently, Prince Charles said: “One area that is of particular concern to both my sons and myself is the whole question of the illegal poaching of wildlife and its subsequent trade, which, I’m sure you will all know far better than I, has reached a dangerous crisis point and has profound consequences for crucial habitats and eco-systems on which we all depend.
“So I have asked my International Sustainability Unit to look at this issue and I will host an international gathering together with my eldest son in May when, I hope, we might just be able to help in the process of looking for solutions to this seemingly intractable problem.”
Prince Charles also spoke most recently of preserving the environment for future generations, and this passion for the environment has clearly passed on to son Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge.
In recent years, The Duke has supported many wildlife charities, and is the royal patron of conservation charity Tusk Trust.
Earlier this month, William in a recorded video messaged, spoke out to urge there to be more done to protect entire species, which could disappear from the wild if nothing was done to stop the poaching. The Video was played to delegates who attended the opening of a global conference on wildlife protection, held in Thailand.
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I hope the Royals can do something to stop the slaughter of Rhinos and Elephants. No one else seems to care… This is shocking how Elephants have been abandoned for the mass slaughter they are taking. I Really hope the royals can hightlight this and call for a public outcry. Very saddening that nothing more is being done to stop this.
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