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Prince Charles and Prince William unite for anti-poaching video

In a video message, Prince Charles and Prince William urge world leaders to go into 'battle' to end wildlife poaching

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge will this week urge world leaders to go into “battle” against the illegal wildlife trade after warning that tomorrow will be “too late” to save endangered species.

The two future kings have made it their mission to save elephants, rhino and other animals from extinction, and they have persuaded David Cameron to host a two-day conference in London which will be attended by ministers from countries that fuel the £6 billion trade in ivory, rhino horn and other banned products.

The Prince and the Duke have recorded a video which will be shown at the conference and released on YouTube in which the Duke says: “We have to be the generation that stopped the illegal wildlife trade and secured the future of these magnificent animals and their habitats, for if we fail it will be too late.”

The video ends with the Prince and the Duke saying “Let’s unite for wildlife” in Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, Swahili and Vietnamese