UK's Prince Harry demands end to 'greed and selfishness', for nature's sake

U.S. | 9/29/2019 | Frank Phiri
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LIWONDE, Malawi (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Harry appealed on Monday in a national park in Malawi for increased global efforts to protect the environment against “greed, apathy and selfishness”.

Harry, whose tour of southern Africa has taken him to four countries, observed a simulated anti-poaching operation by Malawian rangers and British soldiers aimed at protecting endangered species such as elephants and rhinos.

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“Conservation used to be a specialist area, driven by science. But now it is fundamental to our survival and we must overcome greed, apathy and selfishness if we are to make real progress,” Harry told Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper.

“This may well sound hippy to some, but we cannot afford to have a ‘them or us’ mentality. Humans and animals and their habitats fundamentally need to co-exist or within the next 10 years our problems across the globe will become even more unmanageable.”

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Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, also guest-edited National Geographic magazine’s Instagram account on Monday to encourage people worldwide to appreciate the value of trees, Buckingham Palace said.

In a campaign entitled ‘Looking Up’, the Duke of Sussex posted pictures taken by National Geographic’s photographers - among them images from the Liwonde National Park that he was visiting - to raise awareness of trees’ vital role in the Earth’s eco-system.

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Harry has launched a number of projects under the “Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy” initiative, which has, among other things, involved planting of millions of trees in dozens of Commonwealth countries to help combat climate change.

In a speech to welcome Liwonde National Park and Mangochi Forest to the initiative, Harry praised cooperation between Malawi’s rangers...
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