Prince William 'shocked' by rhino and elephant poaching

In Prince William's message to the CITES conference he says the levels of rhino and elephant poaching are "shocking".

The CITES head called for the fight against wildlife crime to have same resources as war against drugs.

Read: Ivory poaching soars in Africa.

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Ivory talks 'fail to deliver'

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) ends in Bangkok today but there is disappointment, from some pressure groups, that an opportunity to halt the well-documented rise in poaching has been missed.