30 Sep '16, 8pm

Airline Industry in South Africa and Vietnam Increase Efforts to Stop Wildlife Trafficking

The two trainings took place at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 29th and Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on September 30th. These two airports are inextricably linked by the smuggling of rhino horn from the major source to the major consumer nation. During the trainings, 176 airport and airline personnel were given an introduction to the global wildlife trade and the potential risks to transport and logistics providers, introduced to techniques used by traffickers for smuggling wildlife through aviation transport, and informed on how best to respond and report trafficked wildlife upon detection. The training focused on key species threatened by illegal trade, such as elephants, rhinos, and pangolins.

Full article: http://www.traffic.org/home/2016/9/30/airline-industry-in...

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