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Tue Oct 4, 2022, 02:15 PM

In 1st speech as Prince of Wales, William champions wildlife

Source: AP

By DANICA KIRKA

LONDON (AP) Prince William delivered his first speech as heir to the British throne at a wildlife protection summit Tuesday, signaling that the royal family will continue to champion environmental causes as King Charles III is forced to step back from front-line campaigning.

William delivered the keynote speech at the United for Wildlife global summit in London, addressing some 300 representatives of law enforcement agencies, conservation groups and corporations that are working to combat the trade in illegal wildlife products, which is estimated at $20 billion annually.

The prince and his Royal Foundation created United for Wildlife in 2014 to protect endangered species from the illegal trade in goods such as elephant ivory and rhinoceros horn. Working with organizations that target money laundering and other forms of organized crime, the group says it has trained over 100,000 people and contributed to some 250 arrests and 200 seizures of illegal animal products around the world.

The natural world is a gift everyone should protect, William told the gathering.



Britain's Prince William speaks during the United for Wildlife (UfW) Global Summit at the Science Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 4 2022. (Paul Grover/Pool Photo via AP)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/queen-elizabeth-ii-king-charles-iii-business-africa-de99bd514db448d296be566da521271e

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calimary Oct 4 #1
leftyladyfrommo Oct 4 #2
Peregrine Took Oct 4 #3
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 02:48 PM

1. Good! We need all the loudest and most prominent speakers we can get!

Bless him!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 02:55 PM

2. Thank goodness somebody is. nt

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 02:58 PM

3. I knew there was something kind about him. Can't wait til he's king!!! n/t

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 08:39 PM

4. He took over running the organic farm

his father saw to prior as well.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2022, 10:32 PM

5. Be princely and do good deeds



Wildlife needs mega supporters.

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