Kits will identify eight of the most endangered species in the world
Emirates Premium Economy and Economy Class customers on long haul flights will receive new complimentary amenity kits, designed in partnership with United for Wildlife, to highlight eight of the most endangered species on the planet.
Preserving wildlife is a core pillar of the Emirates Environmental Sustainability Framework.
The new amenity kit range is the result of Emirates’ long-standing partnership with United for Wildlife and its commitment to raising awareness about endangered species and the prevention of illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products.
The animals featured on the kit pouches include the green sea turtle, the African elephant, the blue macaw, the gorilla, the hammerhead shark, the lion, the pangolin and the black rhino.
According to United for Wildlife, 100 elephants are poached every day, meaning that at current poaching rates elephants could be extinct in the wild by 2025. In addition, there are now only 30,000 rhinos left in the wild compared to the 500,000 that existed at the beginning of the 20th century, and pangolins are the most trafficked mammal in the world.
United for Wildlife co-chair David Fein said: “Airlines and other transport operators have a huge role to play in disrupting the traffickers’ supply chains, and Emirates have consistently demonstrated leadership and commitment in tackling this global threat.
"We are delighted to see the new amenity kits from Emirates now onboard and hope that passengers find them informative and inspiring.”
Emirates is actively involved in the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking and exploitation and is a member of the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce and has zero tolerance towards the illegal trade of wildlife and wildlife products. Emirates SkyCargo, has implemented a complete ban on hunting trophies of elephants, rhinoceros, lions and tigers.
The new Emirates wildlife amenity kit pouches are reusable and made from washable kraft paper with bespoke art of the animals printed in non-toxic soy-based ink. The contents include a selection of durable travel essentials made from materials that reduce the use of virgin plastic.