Prince William, others decry trade in exotic animals.
Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, has urged government at all levels, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), banks and the transport sector to join forces in eradicating the trade in exotic animal species and poaching products.
The prince and others spoke against the trend at the Joint Taskforce meeting of United for Wildlife in London.
Among participants at the meeting were Nigerian-born Ize Idemudia-Jones, the Executive Director and International Head of Financial Intelligence and Investigations at the global bank, Morgan Stanley; and David Fein, Group General Counsel, Standard Chartered Bank.
The Duke noted that $500,000 worth of such animals and products had so far been seized in various transport routes this year.
According to him, this should motivate the joint task force of the foundation’s financial and transport sectors in maintaining their tradition of dedication and hard work.