Cargolux signs United for Wildlife pledge

Cargolux has signed the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on the Transportation of Illegal Wildlife Products declaration.
The European all-cargo carrier said that the move demonstrated its commitment to animal welfare and ethical standards.
Added a spokesperson for the Luxembourg-based airline: "The statement, made in good faith, is not legally binding but serves as a symbolic milestone in the fight against trafficking and illegal trade. The detailed clauses ensure the airline recognizes the devastating impact of illegal wildlife trade, and will not take part or facilitate it in any way.
Richard Forson, Cargolux president and chief executive, said: “We are proud to add this declaration to the number of steps that have been taken by Cargolux to fight the illegal trade of animals and animal parts.
“We are strongly committed to promoting and taking part in conservational and environmental efforts. As a key player, it is our job to set the standard for an ethical and sustainable industry.”
Illegal wildlife trade is one of the five most lucrative organised crime networks worldwide. The transport industry is often unknowingly involved and pledges such as this one serve as an additional commitment to increased vigilance along the logistical chain.

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