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Port operator pledges to stamp out illegal wildlife trade

[ March 16, 2016   //   ]

Global port operator DP World signed up to the ’United for Wildlife’ Taskforce at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 16 March in the presence of the Duke of Cambridge.

United for Wildlife is described as “an unprecedented collaboration bringing together the world’s foremost wildlife charities” and has been convened by the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. To help break the chain between suppliers and consumers of illegal wildlife products, United for Wildlife created a ‘Transport Taskforce’ in January 2015 which DP World joined along with a number of other international transport organisations who are committed to stamp out the illegal global trade in endangered species.

The signing follows a visit by the Duke of Cambridge to DP World’s London Gateway Port and Logistics Park to see first-hand some of the issues faced on a daily basis by HM Revenue & Customs. The visit, hosted by DP World, included Lord Hague, chairman of the Taskforce and other members who met with DP World and Dubai Customs chairman, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

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