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Prince William, David Beckham & Yao Ming’s message to save rhinos, elephants & sharks in @WildAid video

This new funding will improve law enforcement, reduce demand for illegal wildlife products and, importantly, help communities find new sources of income and free themselves from this horrific trade.
—  International Development Secretary Justine Greening, on today’s announcement that Britain will provide £3 million to a global crackdown on the trade in rhino horn, elephant ivory and other illegal wildlife products.
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Video: Prince William’s impassioned speech calling for a stop to the illegal wildlife trade at the Natural History Museum, 12 February 2014

What does this #puppy have to do with saving tigers?

The future of #tigers, and thousands of other species, depend on our ability to curtail the illegal wildlife trade. Did you know that our four legged canine companions are playing an increasingly important role?

#Dogs have an extraordinary sense of smell that allows them to distinguish between the faintest odours. They can detect specific #wildlife products or raw materials (such as tiger bones, bear bile or ivory) despite a smuggler’s best effort to mask the scents.

To find out more about sniffer dogs and see them in action, visit: tigers.panda.org
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