Corporación América Airports wishes to announce a new initiative in corporate social responsibility:
Trafficking in wildlife is one of the most lucrative activities of international organised crime, placing endangered species throughout the world further at risk. That is why Galapagos Ecological Airport has joined the Duke of Cambridge’s initiative to fight this crime, signing the Buckingham Palace Declaration.
On April 2, 2019 within the framework of the Annual General Meeting of the Airports Council International (ACI) in Hong Kong, the airports of Galapagos, Amsterdam and Kenya signed this document, thus showing their commitment to this cause. Among other steps, they pledged to notify the relevant police authorities about suspect cargoes containing illegal wildlife and/or its products and, whenever possible, refuse to accept or dispatch such cargoes.
The agreement was signed by airport president Ezequiel Barrenechea, who ratified his commitment to fighting the illegal trade in wildlife.
Galapagos Ecological Airport has been co-operating with the national authorities and in recent years has succeeded in blocking the trafficking of various species.