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An example of a rhino horn product listed in a recent online advert © TRAFFIC

Wildlife Cybercrime in China e-commerce and social media monitoring in 2016

An example of a rhino horn product listed in a recent online advert © TRAFFIC

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Published 22nd May 2017

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New study documents persistent wildlife trafficking on e-commerce websites and social media groups in China

Beijing, China, 22nd May 2017—TRAFFIC’s ongoing monitoring has revealed a steadily declining though persistent number of advertisements illegally offering wildlife products on e-commerce websites and through social media in China. 

Wildlife Wildlife Cybercrime in China: E-commerce and social media monitoring in 2016

Report author(s):
Yu Xiao, Jing Guan and Ling Xu

Publication date:
May 2017


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TRAFFIC’s online illegal wildlife trade monitoring work is generously supported by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and WWF UK.

TRAFFIC’s original analysis of online wildlife trafficking in China, Moving targets: Tracking online sales of illegal wildlife products in China, was published in March 2015.