Wildlife declaration signed by The Travel Corporation

 Saturday, May 19, 2018 

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TTCA new declaration to tackle the illegal wildlife trade has been signed by the Travel Corporation making it the first company to sign.

 

 

The Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade is an initiative being led by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

 

 

 

It aims to promote responsible wildlife-based tourism as well as investing in local communities.

 

 

 

On behalf of the company TTC’s chief executive Brett Tollman signed the declaration and its not-for-profit organisation, TreadRight Foundation, during the WTTC’s global summit in Buenos Aires last month.

 

 

 

Tollman stated that it is  a privilege for their organisation to be among the first to sign such an important initiative.

 

 

 

The Buenos Aires Declaration is encouraging to TTC and TreadRight as it identifies specific actions that the sector can take to address the challenges presented by the illegal wildlife trade.

 

 

It takes the  important step of establishing a framework on which the industry can build viable long-term solutions towards ending wildlife crime.

 

Under TTC’s banner  are Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Uniworld, Contiki and Red Carnation Hotels.

 

 

Since the past 10 years TreadRight has been working on wildlife conservation projects  which includes  Wilderness Foundation Africa, Wildlife SOS – India, World Animal Protection, Sea Turtle Conservancy, Shark Savers, WildAid, Endangered Wildlife Trust and Wilderness Wildlife Trust.

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