Prince William spoke of the "heartbreaking" thought that elephants, rhinos and tigers could be extinct in the wild when their children are 20 years old.
He delivered the keynote address at a major conference to crack down on the illegal. Www.moviesfilmonline.com / de / movies / … of – the – nation The Roman father 36 said on Thursday in London: "I am not willing to look my children in the eyes and say that we are the generation that will allow this in our watch, and it is time to treat the illegal wildlife trade as the most serious organized crime. "
"It's heartbreaking to think that elephants, rhinos and tigers may have already been my children, George, Charlotte and Louis have died out in the wild," he said.
"I feel that it is my duty and our collective responsibility to leave our planet in a stronger position for our children."
He delivered the speech at the Fourth Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference held by his United for Wildlife Consortium is supported. "Organized criminal networks are contributing to their profits by engaging in wildlife crime," he said. "They see it as a lucrative and relatively low-risk activity, they are exactly the same groups that move drugs, people and weapons."
And he found that during his Africa tour [rhinos] I was under threat that they have more bodyguards than me! Would not it be better if the demand for rhinoceros horn dropped so far that nobody needed to protect them?
While visiting some of the exhibits at the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference, William met officials from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
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Miwa Kato, Director of Operations at UNODC, praised him for his links with human trafficking and other organized crime and told PEOPLE: "He is a new kind of leader. He is not only passionate and emotional, but also speaks about the economy. We do not have that from many other leaders. He was not on the script, but spoke with passion and with a longer-term vision. This question requires a new generation of leaders who can talk to people and find solutions.
William also heard the powerful story of how a ranger had been turned from poacher to guardian in the mountainous kingdom of Bhutan. He met Jampel Lhendup, 30, and told how he poached next to his father, Therchung, 60, aged 5 to 9, to feed her family. But when she killed a deer and his mother, it was a turning point. "It was the affection that they felt each other in. First we killed the boy and when we did it when the mother followed him and we killed her," he says.
Seeing the blood in the mother's eyes had an impact. "It changed my father's mind and he sent me to school and I became a ranger. I explained the affection the mother had for the boy [William] seemed to be emotional when I told him my story."  The illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is an organized crime that is estimated to cost up to $ 23 billion annually. 19659016]