Prince William hails start of endangered species summit

The Duke of Cambridge has hailed today's major international summit on the trafficking of endangered wild animals as the "beginning of the end of this despicable trade".

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William to speak at endangered species conference

Prince William will give a speech tonight to mark the imminent start of an international conference that aims to tackle the threat to the world's endangered animals.

Princes Charles and William called on the world to act to save endangered species in a video message. Credit: .

William will make an address at a Natural History Museum reception as world figures prepare to discuss ways of saving animals like elephants, rhinos and tigers tomorrow.

His father Prince Charles will give a speech at the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade being hosted by the Government at Lancaster House on Thursday. William will also attend and it will be hosted by the Prime Minister.

William has joined forces with the Prince of Wales to record a video message calling on the world to act now to save endangered animals.

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