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Turkish Airlines on board with UFW


The ‘United for Wildlife Buckingham Palace Declaration (UFW)’ which was on the agenda of the 73rd IATA Annual General Meeting held in Cancun, Mexico last June, has been signed by 41 airline companies so far.

The declaration was approved today by Turkish Airlines at a signing ceremony in Istanbul attended by Bilal Ekşi, Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO, and IATA Director General, Alexandre de Juniac. The declaration, also signed by institutions such as ACI, AFRAA, AASA and London Heathrow Airport, is aiming to stop illegal wildlife trade of tusk, rhino horn, tortoise shell etc. as well as increasing passenger, customer, client, and staff awareness about the nature, scale, and consequences of the illegal wildlife trade.

“With this signature, we hope that we are contributing to the level of awareness on the issue and smoothing the path for legal enforcement procedures against the traffickers,” said Bilal Ekşi, Turkish Airlines Deputy Chairman and CEO during the signing ceremony.