‘Help end wildlife trade’
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.
VISIT: The prince meets pupils in Hanoi