Prince William to Deliver Keynote Speech on Illegal Wildlife Trade

On Thursday 22nd September, Tusk’s Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, is to give the keynote address at Time For Change, an historic global event organised by Tusk to raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s wildlife.

Charlie Mayhew, Prince William and Rangers with Elephant in Lewa on March 24, 2016 in Lewa, Kenya.

The simultaneous event in London, Tokyo and Johannesburg will deliver powerful conservation messages and calls to action ahead of the opening of the CITES conference, when the world’s attention will be focused on tackling the burgeoning illegal wildlife trade.

Prince William will speak at The View from The Shard in London, with other contributors taking part via satellite link-up from Tokyo and Johannesburg. The entire event will be live streamed over Tusk’s Facebook page.

Time For Change seeks to ensure that the momentum gained over the last three years in tackling the illegal wildlife trade is not only maintained, but stepped up. The event will urge the international community including consumers not to become complacent at such a critical moment for many of the world’s most iconic species.

Other speakers at the event will include the Secretary-General of CITES, John Scanlon, who will speak from Johannesburg, where the international conference will take place. The Japanese philanthropist, Dr Haruhisa Handa, will address Time For Change from Tokyo and will discuss the importance of Asian leadership in conservation. The three speakers will be introduced from London by the television presenter and environmental campaigner, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Click HERE to watch Time for Change LIVE from 12:30 – 12:45pm BST on September 22nd

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Tusk thanks the event sponsors ISPS Handa, Land Rover, Avios and Pol Roger, and also thanks CTN Communications, the South African Institute of International Affairs and Stop Ivory for their support in staging the event.

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