By Tim Saunders on
Prince Charles has launched a new online video to promote the protection of rainforests, and he has called on some of his celebrity friends to help.
The 90-second video features appearances by Harrison Ford, Prince William and Prince Harry, Robin Williams, Daniel Craig, Kermit The Frog, Joss Stone, footballer Pelé and the Dalai Lama. Each star in the film talks of their support for the halting of tropical rainforest deforestation, and is joined on-camera by an animated Argentinean Horned Frog, a symbol of the rainforest.
“One of the Internet’s strengths is that it can enable diverse communities to come together to ensure that everybody’s views and actions can really be made to count,” Prince Charles said in a webcast to launch the video. “Our aim, with your help, is to build an online community to call, from the bottom up, for urgent action to protect the rainforests, without which we will most certainly lose the battle against catastrophic climate change.”
The video was organized by the Prince’s Rainforest Project, an organization established in 2007 to promote awareness tropical deforestation. To view the film, visit the Rainforests SOS website.
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