Etihad Airways along with the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW) hosted two days of workshops on the growing threat of illegal wildlife smuggling.
The workshops focused on potential trafficking through airport environment. The event was attended by representatives from the airline, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, and General Administration of Customs.
Etihad Airways and MOEW also collaborated with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network; Environment Agency Abu Dhabi; Emirates Wildlife Society – WWF (EWS-WWF), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
The airline recognises that there is a demand for protected animals and their products continues to increase. A key aim of the two day event was also to improve each organisation’s knowledge of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) of which the UAE has been a signatory since 1990.