Prince Charles of Wales and William, Duke of Cambridge, recently issued six videos to urge the end of the illegal wildlife trade through the support of organizations who are working on the ground in these countries, with governments and raising awareness to end the demand of illegal wildlife products in key markets, such as Asia.
More than 30,000 elephants were killed last year, amounting to nearly 100 deaths per day. In the past 10 years, 62% of African forest elephants have been lost. A rhinoceros is killed every 11 hours. – Charles, Prince of Wales
He continues to list startling statistics, painting a picture of urgency to fight wildlife crime. This video is one of many activities which will culminate in their attendance at the London conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade. You can follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #UniteForWildlife.
Visit WWF’s website to get a primer on the illegal wildlife trade and some of the solutions WWF is working to implement.
There are many ways you can get involved. WWF has initiated the Back a Ranger project, 100% of all donations benefit this project, which helps rangers get the equipment, training, resources and infrastructure they need to stop wildlife crime.