Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 12:11PM
Drew Wolfe

21 Tech Companies Band Together Against Wildlife Trafficking

"Twenty-one top tech companies are banding together to try to stop wildlife traffickers from trading endangered species on their platforms."

"The Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online, organized by Google and the World Wildlife Fund, was announced Wednesday morning. It includes companies such as Alibaba, Baidu, eBay, Facebook, Instagram, and Microsoft, and they're pledging to 'work together to collectively reduce wildlife trafficking across platforms by 80% by 2020.'"

"'We've realized that law enforcement on its own can't handle this global surge in illegal trade in wildlife that's happening online and we recognize that the companies themselves are very keen to try and help solve the problem,' said Crawford Allan, senior director of TRAFFIC, a WWF-affiliated wildlife trade monitoring network."

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