Wildlife-Friendly Online Trade: A Harmonized Policy for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
August 08, 2016
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To combat the trade in illegal wildlife products through web-based platforms, e-commerce and social media companies have teamed up to adopt a standardized wildlife policy framework for online trade. This policy simplifies shopping guidelines for consumers, helps educate users about product legality, eliminates the loopholes that make it easy for criminals to traffic wildlife online and presents a unified, global front to stop wildlife crime.
The following companies have endorsed and apply this standard policy framework: eBay, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Microsoft, Pinterest, Ruby Lane, OfferUp, and Tencent. If you want to know more or want to join this collaboration please contact Giavanna.Grein@wwfus.org and Lu.Gao@wwfus.org.