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Endangered Species Animal Products Sold on the Dark Web

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https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/interpol-says-there-really-are-dark-web-rhino-horn-traffickers

 

~ This June, 2017 article from Motherboard presents information from an Interpol press release describing an investigation of illicit animal products from highly endangered species being offered for sale on the dark web.

 

Interpol notes that the total amount of illegal animal products was relatively low, compared to similar products sold by other means. The concern is that the dark web is exceedingly difficult to regulate, hence the threat remains of such illegal commerce.

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this sort of thing has come out before in traffic and environmental  investigation agency reports with  individual traders in both china and Japan using social networks ,instead of mainstream auction and social network sites

 

code words are used instead of an obvious description of what is for sale

 

as the site operator works out what is going on , the words are blocked , so new ones are used

 

they get potential buyers interested then things go to a messaging app which makes things very difficult to trace

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49 minutes ago, COSMIC RHINO said:

this sort of thing has come out before in traffic and environmental  investigation agency reports with  individual traders in both china and Japan using social networks ,instead of mainstream auction and social network sites

 

code words are used instead of an obvious description of what is for sale

 

as the site operator works out what is going on , the words are blocked , so new ones are used

 

they get potential buyers interested then things go to a messaging app which makes things very difficult to trace

 

~ @COSMIC RHINO

 

That's quite a system.

 

Where are the links providing more detailed documentation for that?

 

In other words, where specifically did you learn about this, so that others may read the same information?

 

Tom K.

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Posted (edited)

ON CHINA  please see

 

 PDF]Wildlife Cybercrime in China: E-commerce and social media ... - Traffic

www.traffic.org/general-reports/Briefing-online%20wildlife%20trade-2016.pdf

products, which accounts for half of the wildlife cybercrime market in China, the ... This briefing aims to assess the current situation and new developments on.

 

2 for the 2015 briefing please  see

 

Beijing, China, 3rd March 2015—Transactions for illegal wildlife products, particularly ivory, are shifting away from online retailers and onto social media platforms according to TRAFFIC’s research into the Chinese-language online retail community.

This is a key finding of a new report, Moving targets: Tracking online sales of illegal wildlife products in China (PDF, 1 MB), which discloses the results of routine market monitoring of China’s online retailers that began in 2006 and is released today, World Wildlife Day.

At its peak in March 2012, more than 4,000 new advertisements per month for illegal wildlife products were appearing online on Chinese language online retail websites, finds the new report. More than half of the illegal products offered comprised ivory items.

http://www.traffic.org/home/2015/3/3/traffics-e-commerce-monitoring-reveals-shifting-illegal-wild.html

 

the link to the  2015 briefing does not work for me but the 2016 briefing is ok

 

 

ON  JAPAN  please  see  

 

https://eia-global.org/press-releases/exposed-the-dirty-secrets-of-japans-illegal-ivory-trade

 

 

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~ @COSMIC RHINO

 

That's very considerate of you to provide the above links and explanations.

 

It's a great help to those who might read this thread, both now and in the future.

 

Thank you!

 

Tom K.

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