Prince William has issued his gravest warning yet that the rhino is dangerously close to extinction, telling ITV News that the world has as little as five years left to save the species.
The Duke of Cambridge, speaking exclusively to Mark Austin on the ITV Evening News, condemned the illegal poaching trade that is decimating rhino and elephant numbers in Africa.
William said it would be "devastating for humanity" and future generations if the animals continue to be slaughtered and become permanent victims of aggressive poaching gangs.
"If we haven’t achieved something in the next five to 10 years then we will be almost impossible to do anything after that," he said.
- Watch William's exclusive full interview with Mark Austin on the ITV Evening News on Tuesday at 6.30pm