Prince William wins no points with the people of Africa after making comments linking the continent’s population to pressure on wildlife.
At the Tusk Conservation Awards in London earlier this week, William said the pressure on Africa’s “wildlife and wildlife as a result of the human population” creates a “major challenge for conservationists, as it does worldwide.” reported Al Jazeera.
“But it is imperative that the natural world be protected not only for its contribution to our economies, jobs and livelihoods, but for the health, well – being and future of humanity,” he said.
The royal family is certainly not happy with the new documentary’s “unfounded claims”
The Duke of Cambridge, a father of three, did not specifically mention population growth, Newsweek reports, but his comments have been condemned on Twitter, with many accusing him of racism, hypocrisy and privileges.
One person warned the prince to stay in his lane and tweeted that William “has no moral authority to say anything about Africa or about Africans and their lives.”
“It would be helpful if Prince William paid attention to history. By far the biggest loss of wildlife in Africa occurred in the early 20th century when Europeans arrived with weapons and hunted across the continent. To blame African civilians is to totally misunderstand African history.” , tweeted another user.
British journalist Nadine Batchelor-Hunter revived a 2017 tweet, pointing out that Africa’s population density is much lower than in Asia and Europe, while slipping in a comment on Williams’ decision to add three more members to the world’s population.
Others pointed out the prince’s expensive habits, especially when it comes to travel.
“I have not yet heard Prince William talk about how much his own family has contributed to the current climate catastrophe. How much CO2 they emit from their palaces and private jets and helicopters that they use as Uber. For all the children they have and the energy they consumes. ” another tweeted.
This is not the first time the duke has been subjected to fire for this type of comment. 2017 was he quickly condemned after saying that Africa’s “rapidly growing human population” put its wildlife and habitats under “enormous pressure”.
The latest criticism comes the same week as a new documentary reviewing the British royal family was released by the BBC, prompting the family to make a statement expresses its disappointment with the subject of the film.
The princes and the press is a behind-the-scenes look at some of the inappropriate – and in some cases disturbing – internal work that has been kept hidden from the public.
The three royal families – Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Clarence House – called the two-part series “disappointing” and criticized the BBC for giving “credibility” to the idea that other members of the royal household leaked harmful information about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. the press over the years.
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