Britain’s Prince Harry, during a visit to a national park in Malawi, on Monday called for increased efforts by the world to protect the environment from greed, indifference and selfishness.
Prince Harry, whose four-nation tour of Africa, saw anti-poaching training involving park guards of Malawi and British soldiers to protect endangered species such as elephants and rhinos.
“Conservation of nature used to be a special area of science, but now it is essential to our survival, and we must abandon greed, indifference and selfishness if we are to make real progress”, Prince Harry told Britain’s Daily Telegraph.
“It may seem like a counter-culture to some, but we cannot afford the mentality of them or us. People, animals and their habitats need to live together, otherwise in the next 10 years our problems around the world will become severe and unreachable”.
Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, also co-published material on the account of National Geographic on Instagram on Monday to encourage people around the world to value the trees, Buckingham Palace said.
The Duke of Sussex posted photographs taken by National Geographic photographers, including images from his Lilongwe Park, to raise awareness of the vital role of trees in the Earth’s ecosystem.
Prince Harry VI, in the British throne, visited a memorial site for British soldier Matthew Talbot, killed by Phil in May while taking part in anti-poaching operations.
Harry has been visiting South Africa for 20 years for holidays and environmental work.
After visiting South Africa last week with his wife Megan and their four-month-old son Archie, Harry left them there and traveled alone on a tour of Botswana, Angola and Malawi.
He is due to rejoin Meghan and Archie in South Africa to visit a town near Johannesburg. They will also meet Graca Machel, the widow of late leader Nelson Mandela, and President Cyril Ramaphosa before returning to London.