The war against poaching received a major boost on Sunday when Britain’s Prince William called for action to halt the killing of rhinos at Kenya’s Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the venue where he proposed to his wife a few years ago.
In a statement to news agencies, the Duke of Cambridge mourned the death of five rhinos in the past two weeks to poachers saying the lucrative but illegal trade was a “grave threat” to the existence of the black and white rhinos.
“The Duke is concerned that time to stem the tide is now before the magnificent creatures are lost forever. Species conservation is something he is passionate about and is closely following the crisis. He is alarmed,” said the statement released by his spokesman