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.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest animal transportation news

Equitrans ensures smooth ride for Royal Show horses

By Chris Lewis

Dubai based horse transporter Equitrans Logistics has successfully carried out a complex horse transport operation as the Middle East partner…

Read More

Share this story

JFK animal facility ARK achieves CEIV Live Animals

By Damian Brett

Animal reception terminal the ARK at New York JFK Airport has achieved IATA CEIV Live Animals certification. The facility, which…

Read More

Share this story

Challenge Group reveals ambitious freighter fleet growth plans

By Damian Brett

The Challenge Group, which includes two freighter airlines, cargo handling and logistics businesses, is aiming to triple the size of…

Read More

Share this story