Partnership aims to stop rare plant smuggling

TRAFFIC-Hong Kong, one of the 22 branches of a NGO network that monitors wildlife trade globally, partnered with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd to improve the airline’s ability to stop the smuggling of rare plants on its planes.

TRAFFIC trained baggage handlers to recognise signs of illegal flora and fauna in luggage and boxes, thereby halting illegal shipments helped Cathay Pacific avoid fines and strengthened the airline’s environmental reputation.

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Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development; Provision of all (3)

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)

Global issues

Anti-corruption, illicit drugs and law enforcement; Environment and climate change

Business sectors

Transportation and logistics