Prince William appears to have blamed growing populations, especially in Africa, for the loss of wildlife, echoing comments he made in 2017 as his wife was expecting her third child.
The second heir to the British throne made the remarks on Monday at the Tusk Conservation Award.
“The increasing pressure on Africa’s wildlife and wilderness due to the human population presents a huge challenge for environmentalists, as it is around the world,” The Duke of Cambridge said in reported comments. through The temperature.
Just four years ago, Prince William made similar remarks to an audience from the same conservation charity, telling guests in November 2017: “The rapidly growing human population in Africa is expected to more than double by now. 2050 – a staggering increase of three and a half years. million people per month.
“There is no doubt that this increase is putting enormous pressure on wildlife and habitat… On human populations alone, overgrazing and insufficient water supplies could have a catastrophic effect unless we start to think about it. how to mitigate these challenges.
Five months later, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to their third child, Prince Louis.
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While his brother Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle had outclassed Prince William on this front by pledging to have only two children to save the planet, the Duke of Cambridge has also been more confident recently for promote its ecological credentials.
Last month, Prince William appeared to berate private entrepreneurs and inventors like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos for advancing space exploration, saying: “… next place to go live.”
While his father Prince Charles, the future king, said during the G20 in Rome that it was the “last chance saloon” to save the planet, before taking a private jet for the climate conference at UN COP26 in Glasgow, where he called for a “massive military-style campaign” to tackle so-called man-made climate change.
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