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VERBATIM: Duke of Cambridge on Ivory trade

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Earlier this month, the great elephants census was published. And it confirms what many of us have feared for some time. One of our planet's most treasured species is on course for extinction at the hands of poachers and traffickers. I'm not prepared to be part of a generation that lets these iconic species disappear from the wild.
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I'm not prepared to explain to our children why we lost this battle when we had the tools to win it. We cannot undo the mistakes of the past, but we can and must take moral responsibility for the decisions we make today. Please, let us not lose momentum or focus.
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If we are to succeed, we must do more. We must do it faster, and we must do it better. But most importantly, we must do it together.