Prince William: No More Rhino Poaching!
Now that he’s announced his retirement from the Royal Air Force, Prince William is waging war on hunters who kill rhinoceroses for their horns and ivory.
The Duke of Cambridge “will join various initiatives that build on wildlife conservation,” according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
To that end, Will has filmed videos with fellow celebrities like Yao Ming and David Beckham to draw attention to the cause, and he’ll also bring his Royal Foundation with brother Prince Harry and wife Kate into the process.
Prince William spoke at the Tusk Trust fundraiser Thursday (September 12), noting, "The threats to our natural heritage are extensive, but I believe that this collaboration of the best minds in conservation will provide the impetus for a renewed commitment and action to protect endangered species and habitats for future generations."
"At the root of the illegal wildlife trade, for example, is the demand for products that require the deaths of tens of thousands of these animals every year, pushing them further towards extinction. We must work together to prevent this catastrophe and allow our children the opportunity to experience wildlife in its many beautiful and varied forms."