Tag: wildlife trafficking

Heathrow teams up with Microsoft to put wildlife traffickers on notice

Heathrow has teamed up with Microsoft to trial the world’s first artificial intelligence system to combat illegal wildlife trafficking. ‘Project SEEKER’ detects animal trafficking in cargo and baggage passing through the airport by scanning up to 250,000 bags a day. It recorded a 70%+ succ...

New mobile app for the aviation industry to combat wildlife trafficking and corruption

TRAFFIC and Crime Stoppers International's new mobile reporting app was developed to help staff at airports, airlines, and other aviation companies report suspected wildlife trafficking and corruption. Corrupt officials can facilitate the exploitation of the aviation industry by wildlife traffic...

Qatar Airways extends USAID ROUTES partnership to combat wildlife trafficking

Qatar Airways has extended its participation in the USAID ROUTES (Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species) Partnership, reinforcing its commitment to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife and its products. Qatar Airways, a founding member of the United for Wildlife T...

Kenya Airways and ROUTES partner in a campaign to protect African wildlife

On World Elephant Day 2021, Kenya Airways declare why and how they’re striving to secure their flights against the illegal wildlife trade and call upon others to step up to the challenge. Airline operations can lend an important opportunity to detect and report wildlife trafficking attempts. ...

FIATA launches course to help prevent wildlife trafficking

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network has developed a digital course to help forwarders detect, respond to, and report instances of wildlife trafficking. Available free of charge, “Prevention of Wildlife Traff...

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Cargolux bans lion bone transport

Cargolux has banned transport of lion bones via its freighter network which it said has been done in an "effort to curb and deter this worrying new trend in wildlife trafficking". The Luxembourg-based carrier said this traffic has been growing over the past decade and is closely linked to both po...

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Cargolux signs United for Wildlife declaration

Cargolux has signed the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on the Transportation of Illegal Wildlife Products declaration which it said demonstrated its "commitment to animal welfare and ethical standards". The carrier added: "The statement, made in good faith, is not legally binding but...

Q&A with TRAFFIC’s Michelle Owen on wildlife trafficking

Global hub airports are being used by widllife traffickers around the globe to smuggle endangered wildlife to transport illegal shipments and the problem is not easing despite a worldwide effort to counter it. Earlier this month a report 'In Plane Sight: Wildlife Trafficking in the Air Transport ...

New report finds wildlife trafficking on the rise and continued use of global hubs

New analysis of global wildlife trafficking seizures in the air transport sector has revealed wildlife traffickers are highly dependent on commercial air transportation systems to smuggle endangered wildlife and are using hub airports more than ever to move illegal shipments. The report, In Plane...

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