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Prince William's trafficking crackdown

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 01:11

The Duke of Cambridge unveils a new initive on illegal wildlife traffickers with the support of the global transportation industry.

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Britain's Prince William has teamed up with the global transportation industry to develop a new crackdown on illegal wildlife trafficking routes. The industry has agreed a declaration which will be signed by around 40 airline, shipping, port and customs agencies and conservation charities at Buckingham Palace later on Tuesday (March 15). On Monday (March 14) the Duke of Cambridge toured the DP World at London Gateway port to see the scale of the task involved in stopping traffickers exploiting global transport routes to smuggle poached wildlife, such as black rhino, which are very endangered. William, who is President of United For Wildlife, met with UK Border Force staff and viewed some of the products that have been seized, such as snake and crocodile skin boots, ivory ornaments and animal skins. The declaration focuses on information sharing and better reporting of suspicious cargo on key routes to make it unviable both in practical and economic terms for the traffickers to move their trinkets, jewellery and ornaments made from ivory, rhino horn and tiger and pangolin products.

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Prince William's trafficking crackdown

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 01:11