Prince William Urges China To Fight Against Illegal Poaching | Ecorazzi

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prince-william-592x398Prince William finished his visit to China by condemning illegal wildlife trafficking and calling on the country to be a world leader in the fight against it.

The Duke of Cambridge ended his four-day tour of China with a speech at the Xishuangbanna Elephant Sanctuary in Yunnan Province on Wednesday.

“It is appalling that elephants – and many others – may be extinct in the wild in our lifetimes,” he said, while also mentioning that the extinction of other animals such as rhinos and pangolins would be “an immeasurable loss to the whole of humanity.”

Just last December, the Prince revealed his intention to target China, a country with the highest demand for illegal wildlife products, like ivory, in front of the World Bank.

But Prince William made sure to praise China in his speech for its “contribution to the protection of wildlife in Africa,” as well as for its implementation…

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