Saturday, July 20, 2024

IATA WCS 2017: Wildlife trafficking a massive problem

Wildlife trafficking is still a huge problem, delegates at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium heard today in Abu Dhabi. It is the fifth biggest illegal trade in the world worth about $20 billion and only behind narcotics, money laundering, weapons, and people trafficking. Etihad Airways’ head of sustainability, Linden Coppell says she didn’t realise the scale of […]

IATA: Wildlife trafficking getting severe and a growing problem

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has started carrying out airport wildlife trafficking assessments – working with the World Customs Organization (WCO) – as it looks to combat the growing illegal trade. Last month, IATA launched its Airport Wildlife Tracking Assessment tool with a pilot at Maputo International Airport in Mozambique before rolling it out […]