Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wills in Vow to Protect Wildlife

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wills in Vow to Protect Wildlife

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THE Duke of Cambridge has said he is not willing to look his children in the eye and tell them his was the generation that let wildlife such as elephants and tigers go extinct 'on our watch'.

William has told political leaders, businesses and conservation groups at an international conference that the illegal wildlife trade was run by criminal networks who threatened the livelihoods of generations to come, as well as the species that were targeted.

Making the keynote speech to the conference in London, the Duke said: "I feel it is my duty and our collective responsibility to leave our planet in a stronger position for our children."

And he said: "It's heartbreaking to think that by the time my children, George, Charlotte and Louis are in their 20s, elephants, rhinos and tigers might well be extinct in the wild. …

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