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William: Stop rhino killing

The Duke of Cambridge has declared "action must be taken now" to stop the poaching of rhinos in Africa. He spoke out after five rhinos were killed in a fortnight at the Lewa Wildlife Sanctuary in Kenya, where he has been a regular visitor.

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Reserve 'determined' to combat rise in rhino poachers

Following a rise in rhino poaching, The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, says it is more determined than ever to counter the threat from poachers in Kenya.

These incidents serve as a constant reminder of the harsh reality and rapidly escalating threat faced by rhinos. Lewa is now more than ever determined to counter these threats by increasing our security and monitoring efforts, reinforcing the important contribution that Lewa’s wildlife is making to local communities, and minimising the risk posed to the remaining rhino population.

– Lewa CEO Mike Watson

Founded in 1995, the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy spans 62,000 acres and holds 12 per cent of Kenya’s black rhino population and 20 per cent of the world’s Grevy’s zebras. The Duke of Cambridge spent part of his gap-year at the reserve and is understood to have proposed to Kate there in 2010.

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