The dark side of ivory
The dark side of ivoryIllicit trafficking of wildlife spreads online.
The buying and selling of illegal wildlife is a reported $19 billion industry that is no longer a back alley trade. The anonymity of the internet is now fueling unprecedented levels of trafficking, even on popular auction sites like eBay.
So with a lack of online regulation and government complacency what can be done to curb the growing wildlife trade?
In this episode of the Stream, we speak to:
Director, Education for Nature Vietnam
Julian Rademeyer @julianrademeyer
Author, Killing for Profit
Teresa Telecky @hsiglobal
Director of Wildlife, Humane Society International
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