Poachers Outrunning Efforts To Stop Wildlife Trade.
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, spoke of the frightening unabated progress in the slaughter of wildlife at the recent Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Hanoi, Vietnam. “A betting man would still bet on extinction,” he said. “We know now what previous generations did not do – ivory treated as a commodity is the fuel of extinction. Ivory is not something to be desired and when removed from an elephant it is not beautiful. So, the question is, why are we still trading it? We need governments to send a clear signal that trading in ivory is abhorrent.”
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