A Monitor Desk Report 08 Jun, 2017 | 2132 Views|-+
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines has signed the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce’s Buckingham Palace Declaration in support of efforts to prevent trafficking and transportation of illegal wildlife and their products.
The signing took place at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Annual General Meeting in Cancun, Mexico on June 5.
The Declaration now boasts 38 airlines under its umbrella, all of which have pledged to fight against transportation of illegal wildlife products in the hope of clamping down on the trade chains for such wildlife worldwide.
As a signatory, SIA agrees to implement actions under the relevant commitments outlined in the Declaration, such as adopting a zero tolerance policy regarding illegal wildlife trade, increasing awareness among passengers and staff, providing staff training to identify and report suspected illegal wildlife, and engaging the relevant stakeholders.