Published 9 February 2014

The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge have created a video message urging people around the world to support organisations working to stop the illegal wildlife trade. The release of the video will begin a week of activities by The Prince and The Duke to highlight the devastating effects of the trade.

 In the video Their Royal Highnesses talk about the unprecedented levels of killing of endangered species like elephants, which are killed at a rate of 100 per day. They also highlight the grave threat the illegal wildlife trade poses to the economic and political stability in many areas around the world.

During the film, which is approximately nine minutes long, The Prince of Wales says: "We have come together, as father and son, to lend our voices to the growing global effort to combat the illegal wildlife trade - a trade that has reached such unprecedented levels of killing and related violence that it now poses a grave threat not only to the survival of some of the world's most treasured species, but also to economic and political stability in many areas around the world."

 The Duke of Cambridge goes on to say: "Despite the terrible crisis that we now face, we both continue to be optimistic that the tide can be reversed. We have to be the generation that stopped the illegal wildlife trade, and secured the future of these magnificent animals, and their habitats, for if we fail, it will be too late."

The video ends with The Prince and The Duke saying the phrase "Let's unite for wildlife!" in Arabic, Vietnamese, Swahili, Spanish and Mandarin in order to be understood by as many people as possible living in the countries most affected by the illegal wildlife trade.

The video was recorded on the 26th November 2013 at Clarence House, which is The Prince of Wales's home in London.
On the 13th February 2014 The Prince of Wales and The Duke of Cambridge will attend the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade hosted by the UK Government at Lancaster House. The conference will give leaders from across the world an opportunity to discuss the issue and agree a more coordinated global response to help eradicate the illegal wildlife trade and better protect the world’s most iconic species from the threat of extinction. The Prince of Wales will deliver a speech at the London Conference.
On the 12th February The Duke of Cambridge will attend the United for Wildlife Symposium at the Zoological Society of London. Later that evening The Duke will attend a reception at the Natural History Museum, hosted by the UK Government to mark the beginning of London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade.

How to Download The Video

There are three ways to obtain the video footage:

From ITN
Broadcasters can obtain the full video, which includes footage of Their Royal Highnesses speaking in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Swahili, Spanish and Arabic from ITN.
Please note the video will be played out twice within each timeslot.

Access Information for Broadcasters/Media:
1) London Access ,  via Local end at BT Tower , London
             Date : Saturday 8th February 2014
             Time : 1200-1230 GMT
             Local end ITN21 for High Definition PAL playout  ( 1080/50i)  
             Local end ITN23 for Standard Definition PAL playout  

2) Fibre delivery to Australia / New Zealand
             Date: Saturday 8th February 2014
             Time: 0800-0830 GMT
             Service: Onpass from BT Tower and fibre to Sydney
             Source: ITN via BT Tower @ HD/ITN21
             Destination 1: Globecast Australia DVN TX5 for all Australian takers
             Destination 2: TVNZ via dedicated circuit ex Pactv London
             Destination 3: TV3 via dedicated circuit ex Pactv London
             Video: 625/50
             PTC Ref: 321073

3) Fibre delivery to USA
             Date: Saturday 8th February 2014
             Time: 1700-1730 GMT
             Service: Onpass from BT Tower and fibre to LA and NYC
             Source: ITN via BT Tower @ HD/ITN21
             Destination 1: LA Switch via PacTV-1
             Destination 2: NYC via Waterfront 4082
             Destination 3: NY Switch via Pactv-1
             Video: 1080i/50>>1080i/60 in LA
             PTC Ref: 321074

4) Digital download via ITN FTP site
             HD : ftp://WildlifeVNR:WildlifeVNR@saturn.itn.co.uk/Wildlife_VNR_HD.mpeg

             SD : ftp://WildlifeVNR:WildlifeVNR@saturn.itn.co.uk/Wildlife_VNR_SD.mpg

             SD MXF :     
                 ftp://WildlifeVNR:WildlifeVNR@saturn.itn.co.uk/Wildlife_VNR_SD_mxf.mxf

             Video clip name : Illegal Wildlife Trade Video

5) CBA Members can access via Commonwealth Broadcasters Association News          
             Exchange
 Contact : Adam Weatherhead
 Email: adam@cba.org.uk

 Contact details for ITN:
             Fiona Dodd:   fiona.dodd@itn.co.uk available on + 44 (0) 777 965 6702

             Matt Blair (on shift between 0900-2100 GMT):  matt.blair@itn.co.uk
             tel : +44 (0) 207 430 4668  
            
             or use our generic email address itninternational@itn.co.uk 
            
             ITN MCR  ( Master Control )  who will be doing the playouts: + 44 (0) 207   
             430 4284; operational 24/7

From Press Association
PA Wire customers can obtain the full video, which includes footage of Their Royal Highnesses speaking in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Swahili, Spanish and Arabic from Press Association.
Contact Press Association Video on 020 7963 7438 or videodutyeditors@pressassociation.com

 

From Vimeo
Six versions will be made available for anyone to download directly from vimeo.com/royalcommunications:
The full video, with messages in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Swahili, Spanish, Arabic and English at the end of the footage
The video with a message in Vietnamese at the end of the footage
The video with a message in Mandarin at the end of the footage
The video with a message in Swahili at the end of the footage
The video with a message in Spanish at the end of the footage
The video with a message in Arabic at the end of the footage
All six versions can be downloaded in the following formats:
HD .MP4 file(1280x720 / 79MB)
SD .MP4 file(640x360 / 23MB)
Original .MP4 file(1920x1080 / 665MB)

How To Obtain Screengrabs
Screengrabs will also be made available at www.flickr.com/britishmonarchy.