Prince William appeals for help to stop illegal poaching

Prince Charles and Prince William were today shown items made from endangered animals which have been confiscated by customs officers. Credit: Andrew Winning/WPA Rota

Clarence House has published Prince William's speech appealing for action to stop the "enormous" problem of the illegal poaching trade.

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Duke warns of poaching dangers

Prince William has labelled the illegal poaching of wild animals "economic sabotage" and warned elephants, rhinos and tigers could "end up like the dodo" unless it is stopped. He made the comments at a conference co-organised by the Prince of Wales