The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Edinburgh demonstrated their unwavering support for endangered wildlife by attending a special screening of a film in London. The event, hosted by
United for Wildlife—an organization founded by Prince William to combat the illegal wildlife trade—shone a spotlight on the perils faced by rangers protecting wildlife in South Africa.
The featured film, 'Rhino Man,' is a compelling documentary that focuses on the tireless efforts of these rangers to safeguard rhinos from harm. It also sheds light on the urgent need to train more rangers to combat the illicit market that revolves around these majestic animals.
The screening was also an opportunity to pay tribute to the late Anton Mzimba, who tragically lost his life in 2022 after dedicating years to protecting rhinos from organized criminal networks.
Prince William expressed his thoughts on the matter, stating, "The murder of Anton Mzimba is a stark reminder of the daily dangers that all rangers face around the world while protecting the natural world from international criminal organizations that profit unlawfully from wildlife. I am proud to witness his life and legacy being acknowledged in 'RHINO MAN.' This burden cannot be shouldered alone."
This joint appearance by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Edinburgh was a rare occasion that underscored their shared commitment to wildlife conservation.
The screening took place at the iconic Battersea Power Station in London, providing a fitting backdrop for the event.
The film, produced by the Global Conservation Corps—a nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife preservation through education—is poised to raise further awareness and inspire action in the fight to protect endangered species. Photo by Office of U.S. Ambassador to U.K., Wikimedia commons.