Jan 01

The dark side of ivory

Illicit 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:

Quyen Vu
Director, Education for Nature Vietnam

Julian Rademeyer @julianrademeyer
Author, Killing for Profit

Teresa Telecky @hsiglobal
Director of Wildlife, Humane Society International

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.