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DP World reaffirms commitment to tackle illegal wildlife trade

DP World reaffirms commitment to tackle illegal wildlife trade
The United for Wildlife Taskforce was recently hosted by DP World, a member of the taskforce committed to tackling illegal trade in endangered species.

The meeting follows continuous work by Dubai Customs, in collaboration with DP World, to combat the illegal trade in line with UAE legislation.

Between 2012 to 2014, Dubai Customs seized, destroyed and repatriated over 775 pieces of ivory, worth over $10m, and 618 tonnes of sandalwood.

HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World, said: “Stemming the flow of illegal trade in endangered species is a major issue and as a global ports operator we have an important role to play, in partnership with customs authorities, in eradicating this morally reprehensible activity.

“One of the aims is to promote greater awareness within our industry and to encourage greater cooperation between official bodies, organisations and the transport sector to combat this illegal trade. The transport industry – specifically airlines, shipping lines and port operators can contribute in breaking the chain between suppliers and consumers of illegal wildlife products.”

TAGS: Ports DP World