‘Help end wildlife trade’

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Bri­tain’s Prince Wil­liam has urged Viet­namese lead­ers to step up the fight against traf­fick­ing in wildlife species, the main theme of his first visit to the coun­try. The Duke of Cam­bridge, who is pres­i­dent of United for Wildlife, met Viet­namese Prime Min­is­ter Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Vice Pres­i­dent Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh be­fore at­tend­ing a two-day con­fer­ence on il­le­gal wildlife trade start­ing to­day in Hanoi. The prince’s of­fice said “the Duke will en­gage with a wide cross sec­tion of Viet­namese so­ci­ety in or­der to en­cour­age the work of lo­cal peo­ple to stamp out the use of things like rhino horn”. Viet­nam is one of the world’s ma­jor tran­sit points and con­sumers of traf­ficked ivory and rhino horn.

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