Emirates is taking its stance against illegal wildlife trade to the skies by introducing new livery designs on two of its A380 jets in support of the United for Wildlife organization. The first of the two super jumbos took off for London on November 2, featuring six endangered species on its surface, while the second aircraftâ€”featuring rhinos and elephants on its liveryâ€”will be flying to Mauritius on November 5. According to Emirates, both designs are the largest decals it has ever displayed on its aircraft, covering approximately 40 percent of its surface area, spanning 42.5 meters in length and 6.2 meters in width.
â€śMany animals, in particular African elephants, rhinos, tigers, and pangolins, are under extreme pressure because of an unprecedented spike in the illegal wildlife trade,â€ť Emirates Airline president Tim Clark said. â€śThe world is in a global poaching crisis, and everyone has to do their part to stop this, before it is too late. Emirates believes that the global transport industry, including airlines, can play a significant role to break the supply chain of illegal wildlife trade.â€ť
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