Gallery: Emirates' support for Earth Day
Emirates emblazoned four of its A380s superjumbo jets in special decals features 6 wildlife species threatened by poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. Taking its environmental responsibilities seriously and championing wildlife conservation across different corners of the planet, the Emirates Group is playing its part to support and preserve biodiversity.
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley protect valuable wildlife ecosystems and provide sustainable tourism experiences. Emirates supports United for Wildlife’s efforts to tackle the illegal wildlife trade, and has signed the WTTC’s Buenos Aires Declaration on Travel and Tourism and Illegal Wildlife Trade. dnata4good pledges support for wildlife research and rehabilitation projects in South Africa. Using its brand power to raise awareness around the illegal trafficking of endangered wildlife, Emirates emblazoned four of its A380s with special wildlife decals. Since then the aircraft have flown millions of kilometres across 48 cities in 29 countries on close to 6,000 flights taking this important message around the world and spurring conversation around wildlife preservation. The reserve is also a focal point for conservation programmes aimed at restoring populations of some of the UAE’s wildlife, such as the Arabian gazelle, sand gazelle and Arabian oryx. Over 250 endangered Macqueen’s bustard (houbara) were also released this year with 25 of them fitted with tracking devices to monitor their movement and breeding progress. The reserve is also a focal point for conservation programmes aimed at restoring populations of some of the UAE’s wildlife.