Prince William has come to tell people in South East Asia about the Rhino. Asian Rhinos are being killed by poachers in Assam because old men in South East Asia think powdered Rhino horn is an aphrodisiac. Of course, everybody knows about this. In fact, the only people William could find that did not already know were some primary school children.
Naturally, Rhino horn does not work whereas Viagra does. So, if you want to solve the problem, give away millions of free Viagra samples to all the stupid old Asian fogies who can not get it up. Once they see that Viagra works, and costs relatively little, the market for Rhino horn will disappear.
Its a simple way to stop the slaughter of an endangered species. But we would not expect an ultra conservative, in-bred aristocrat to go along with that would we?
The story from the Telegraph (16 Nov)
Britain's Prince William has arrived on his first visit to Vietnam where he will take part in an international conference on illegal wildlife trade in the fight to protect elephants, rhinos and other endangered species from extinction.
The Duke of Cambridge, who is president of United for Wildlife, will meet Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and vice president Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on Wednesday before attending the two-day conference starting Thursday in Hanoi.
"He knows the people of Vietnam will share his concern that we have less than 25 years to save some of our most iconic species from extinction. He believes Vietnam has a real opportunity to be leaders in wildlife conservation," the Prince's office said in a statement on Tuesday.
On Saturday, Vietnamese authorities destroyed 2,253 kilograms (4,956 pounds) of seized elephant ivory and rhino horns, sending a message that the government wants illegal wildlife trafficking stopped.
Vietnam is one of the world's major transit points and consumers of trafficked ivory and rhino horns.
The Hanoi conference on illegal wildlife trade will bring together leaders and senior officials from more than 40 countries as well as experts from international wildlife conservation groups.
The conference is the third of its kind after the one held in London in 2014 and another in Botswana last year.