CLIA Participating In United For Wildlife Transport Taskforce

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Cruise Lines International Association is actively engaged in efforts to reduce or eliminate trade in illegal wildlife.  As a member of the United for Wildlife International Taskforce on Transportation and the Illegal Wildlife Trade, CLIA is part of a group of transportation and conservation organizations developing recommendations for how the transport industry can help shut down illegal wildlife trafficking trade routes.
“CLIA is especially honoured to share the cruise industry’s perspective on reaching and educating the public, in partnership with our esteemed colleagues on the Transport Taskforce,” said Cindy D’Aoust, CLIA Acting CEO. “We all share United for Wildlife’s desire to break the chain between suppliers and consumers of illegal wildlife products and create a worldwide atmosphere of zero tolerance for facilitating illegal wildlife trade.”
In announcing the formation of the Taskforce, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and President of United for Wildlife, explained that the Taskforce would “work with the transport industry to develop recommendations for how it can play its part in shutting down wildlife trafficking trade routes; with the sole intention that the implementation of these recommendations will lead to a tangible and significant reduction in the illegal wildlife trade.”
The Taskforce, chaired by The Rt. Hon William Hague MP, former British Foreign Secretary and chair of the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, brings together high-level leaders from the transport industry with representatives from conservation organizations.

United for Wildlife was created by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Led by The Duke of Cambridge, the campaign unites the world’s leading wildlife charities under a common purpose: to create a global movement for change. Whilst animals continue to be killed by criminals, whilst whole species are poached to extinction, United for Wildlife will join together to ask one simple question: Whose side are you on? 

Their next meeting will take place in London on December 9th. Recommendations and commitments are expected to be forthcoming in the near future.

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