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A White-handed Gibbon – one of the species found for sale on Facebook in Thailand

Trading Faces a rapid assessment on the use of Facebook to trade wildlife in Thailand

A White-handed Gibbon – one of the species found for sale on Facebook in Thailand

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Published 12th September 2018

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Thailand’s online wildlife trade piles pressure on species without protection

Bangkok, Thailand, 12th September 2018— Easily available and no legal cover—these are key findings of a new TRAFFIC study that recorded hundreds of live wild animals for sale on Facebook in Thailand, many unregulated because they are species not native to the country.

Trading Faces: A rapid assessment on the use of Facebook to trade wildlife in Thailand

Report author(s):
Maethinee Phassaraudomsak, Kanitha Krishnasamy

Publication date:
September 2018


Notes:

Facebook is a member of the Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online and is working with TRAFFIC and others through a multifaceted approach to address this issue.

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