Bangkok Airways signs United for Wildlife Transport Industry Declaration

Bangkok Airways signs United for Wildlife Transport Industry Declaration

Wild animals are some of the most important parts of an ecosystem. The presence of wildlife is an indicator of natural resource quality. The illegal trade in wildlife is currently ranked as the 4th most profitable transnational criminal activity. Due to growing demand for illegal wildlife products, this crime continues to grow because of criminals who trade in and traffic illegal wildlife products. Once we become aware of this threat to many of the worlds precious species, we must stand against the illegal wildlife trade.

As one of the leading regional airline, serving customers around the world, we are aware of such issues and is committed to helping resolve it. In 2016, Captain Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways PCL., has singed the United for Wildlife Transport Industry Declaration supported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at Dublin, Ireland. The Declaration aims to raise awareness to stop wildlife trade and educate passengers, stakeholders as well as staffs about the consequences of illegal wildlife trade and spotting smugglers in the act focusing on the illegal wildlife such as African elephants, rhinos, some big cats and pangolins.

PERSONAL MESSAGE

"We are pleased to be part of this initiative that recognizes the need to protect endangered species from illegal trade and transportation. Numbers of carriers as in Aviation industry are aware of this serious issue and commits a wide range of measures designed to prevent the movement of illegal wildlife and wildlife products"

ACTIONS

A320 – Aircraft Wrapping The special pattern is the image of the wild animal. The face and the direction of the eyes to the same destination. It demonstrates the power and cooperation that has been sent through the "United for Wildlife" project to bring the future of better protection of natural resources and the environment by using Bangkok Airways shade of blue tone.

Inflight

  • Headset
  • Paper Cup
  • Sticker for Kids
  • Cabin Crew Announcement
  • In-flight Magazine

Other T-Shirt • Boarding Pass • Media Player • Kiosk • Journal of the company • Advertisement on GDS • Roll Up • Email Tag • Website/Social Media

COOPERATION WITH SOCIALGIVER AND LOVE WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

In 2016-2017, Bangkok Airways PCL., together with Socialgiver, builds the ecosystem of "giving" in Thailand by supporting seats in three routes, namely Samui, Sukhothai and Trat (2016) and 8 routes including Samui, Sukhothai, Trat, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Krabi and Phuket (2017), each with 20 seats to Socialgiver. An incredible 70% of the revenue (from the sale of GiveCard seats on www.socialgiver.com) is donated to The Loris Project by Love Wildlife Foundation while 30% of the revenue helps sustain and grow the giving ecosystem.

In this regard, Bangkok Airways PCL. has donated 75,600 baht (2016) and 131,250 baht (2017) to the Loris Project by Love Wildlife Foundation for a total of 206,850 baht. Bangkok Airways PCL. is ranked as one of the top 10 giving partner with Socialgiver to raise funds for social projects in 2017.

** In 2017, Socialgiver funded 195,000 baht to support the Slow Loris Program. With this fund food expenses, medication expenses and vet care fees for 34 lorises were covered.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION IN THAILAND


WHITE EYED RIVER MARTIN

SEROW

DOGONG

JAVAN RHINO

SUMANTRAN RHINO

KOUPREY

WILD WATER BUFFALO

ELD'S DEER

SCHOMBURG'S DEER

GORAL

GURNEY'S PITTA

SARUS CRANE

MARBLED CAT

MALAYAN TAPIR

FEA'S BARKING DEER

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