Prince William speaks to the World Bank on wildlife crime

On his first official visit to Washington, D.C., the Duke of Cambridge gave a speech to the World Bank, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding African wildlife. His passion for fighting wildlife crime was clear: "The extinction of any of the world’s species of animals is a loss to all humanity.But furthermore, wildlife crime goes to the heart of our security.It recognizes neither national borders nor national interests," he said. It distorts economic development, undermines the rule of law and fuels sources of conflict. Unchecked, it can be a factor in the spread of ...

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Two question, with only one right answer

This thought-provoking article asks two simple but essential questions: "Will we say NO to the unsustainable commercial exploitation of wildlife? Will we be able to protect the many wild species and the ecosystems they support for this and future generations?" We don't have long to answer. http://unchronicle.un.org/article/will-china-say-no-wildlife-trade/

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Major Chinese Internet Companies Join Fight Against Wildlife Crime

Nine major internet companies have agreed to ban the online trading of wildlife and wildlife products. If implemented properly, this will be significant proof — both symbolically and literally — that China is committed to doing its part to end the wildlife trade. Notably, one of the companies is Alibaba, the world's largest online commerce company who recently had the biggest global IPO in history, valued at $25 billion. Check out the story here.

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