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Zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trafficking - TIA

TIA has joined over 100 companies and organisations around the world in adopting a zero tolerance policy to illegal wildlife trafficking.

Signing the World Travel and Tourism Council's Bueno Aires Declaration shows TIA supports the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wildlife Fauna and Flora (CITES) and strictly condemns and prohibits any form of trade or promotion of illegal wildlife products that is contrary to CITES or any other local, regional, national international laws and regulations.

"The trade in endangered wildlife and wildlife products has reached crisis proportions for many species, and sadly, the tourism and travel industry has been used at time to facilitate this illegal behaviour," says TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts.

"By coming together globally and adopting a zero tolerance approach, the travel and tourism industry can create positive change.”

Read the Illegal Wildlife Trafficking: Zero Tolerance Travel Industry Policy here.