During his visit to the port of "Jebel Ali"

Prince William briefed on efforts to combat illegal wildlife trade

Prince William while touring Jebel Ali Port.

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Prince William, founder of the "United for Wildlife" organization of the British Royal Foundation, toured Jebel Ali Port to see the most prominent developments and practices by the initiative's partners in the Middle East and their efforts to combat the illegal trade in wildlife, which is among the The world's top five most profitable crimes are usually managed by criminal networks and organizations.

The Jebel Ali port of DB World, the main partner of the "United for Wildlife" initiative, played a pivotal role in adopting the initiative's vision, spreading awareness about this crime and taking decisive decisions to deter the illegal practices it includes.

DB World handles nearly 10% of global container trade in its ports and container terminals.

During his visit to Jebel Ali, Prince William toured the port to see the volume of operations and container handling in the largest port in the Middle East. The Prince also attended a live presentation of the process of loading containers from ships and transporting them to the customs point, and was briefed on the latest technologies used in the port and how to use them In detecting and identifying smuggled and illegal wildlife products, and supporting investigations to implement the necessary legal procedures.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DB World, welcomed Prince William's visit to Jebel Ali Port.

He said: “As a leading global logistics company, we recognize the urgent need to address the growing concerns raised by the illegal trade in wildlife, which not only affects biodiversity, but also has repercussions for our planet and our communities.

We are taking extensive measures to address these issues, and our collaboration with United for Wildlife and technology companies is to develop approaches that enable us to improve the efficiency of identifying and controlling containers that illegally smuggle wildlife.

We are honored by Prince William’s presence and continued support for this initiative, and we hope that governments, other organizations, transport providers and influencers will join forces to raise awareness of the devastating effects of this trade around the world.”

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