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The shady business of online wildlife trade

The shady business of online wildlife trade

The shady business of online wildlife trade Akhila Vijayaraghavan , mongabay.com April 30, 2013 The internet is certainly the cornerstone of modern technology and a boon for so much innovation. However, along with all its advantages, there are some serious drawbacks and one of the latest is online smuggling of wildlife. The Indian Express recently reported that India's wildlife police have discovered illegal websites selling live endangered animals, parts and rare plants. The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) of India has started to hire cyber crime specialists to track down online smugglers. A preliminary enquiry by the Indian Express revealed that there are nearly a thousand websites that deal with the sale and delivery of animals and animal products protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and the global Convention on International Trade in Endangered Specie...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2013/in0429-online-wildlife-trad...

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