Tagged illegal wildlife trade

BACKFIRE

— investors are buying endangered species not to use and own, but in anticipation that their prices will rise. this shift explains why international trade restrictions often do not protect endangered species. read : restricting trade in endangered species can backfire, triggering market booms

SEQUENCES

  — the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora (cites) has 183 parties, countries that represent a majority of the world’s nations. the organization, grappling with how to address wildlife cybercrime, recently introduced a revised resolution that included key recommendations to deal with these online issues. the amended resolution was accepted, making clear that cites parties recognize that it is up to them and not to the online platforms to develop measures to control the illegal trade in wildlife. read : holding social media companies accountable for facilitating illegal wildlife trade (commentary)