ONLINE TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES AND ANIMAL PARTS BOOMING IN EUROPE, STUDY FINDS

Illicit Trade on 24th May carries a posting about a new report from the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  Examining the online illicit trade in wildlife in France, Germany, Russia and the UK, the NGO found 11,772 endangered species or animal parts listed for sale in 5,381 advertisements on 106 websites and social media platforms.  In total, the combined financial value of the items IFAW surveyed came to $3,942,329.  80% of the listings surveyed by the NGO offered live animals for sale, with the remainder concerned with the trade of animal parts and products.  Ivory or suspected ivory specimens featured in 11% of listings.

https://www.illicit-trade.com/2018/05/online-trade-in-endangered-species-and-animal-parts-booming-in-europe-study-finds/

The report is at –

https://www.ifaw.org/sites/default/files/IFAW%20-%20Disrupt%20Wildlife%20Cybercrime%20-%20English.pdf

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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