Declaration sought on illegal wildlife trade
Thursday, February 13 2014 @ 12:35 AM EST
Contributed by: karenbills
Leaders from 40 states are gathering in London to discuss the illegal wildlife trade.
The aim is to draw up a global declaration that will tackle animal trafficking.
Prince Charles and The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, will attend the meeting, hosted by the government.
Conservationists say poaching has reached a crisis point: tens of thousands of elephants, rhinos and tigers are being slaughtered each year.
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