E-commerce companies in the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online

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  • 02 Mar 2020
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Tech Companies Take Down 3 Million Online Listings for Trafficked Wildlife

E-commerce companies in the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online, such as Ebay and Alibaba, have reportedly removed or blocked over 3 million listings for endangered and threatened species and associated products from their online platforms to date. These listings included live tigers, reptiles, primates and birds for the exotic pet trade, as well as products derived from species like elephants, pangolins and marine turtles. Offline and in the Wild, a report about progress made by companies involved in the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), TRAFFIC and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)-convened coalition, finds that efforts taken by these companies are helping to shut down the cloud-based trade routes cybercriminals rely on for exploiting wildlife. In addition to blocking or removing illegal wildlife trade related information, Coalition companies have launched user engagement initiatives to promote wildlife conservation reaching millions of internet users.

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