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Born Free welcomes Preloved ivory ban

2 June 2015

Categories: Elephants Campaign News, Wildlife Trade News

The Born Free Foundation welcomed the news that, the UK’s leading online marketplace for consumers to sell, swap and buy second hand belongings, has banned ivory products from its site.

The move reflects growing concerns about the sale of ivory and other wildlife products online. The global trafficking of wildlife products, and the involvement of organised crime in the trade, is recognised as a major threat to species conservation, animal welfare, and economic, social and political stability in many parts of the world. The internet is increasingly used by traders to advertise wildlife products.

Born Free’s president Will Travers said: ‘The ban on ivory sales by is a welcome move, and a recognition of the increasing threat posed by online traders to elephants and other wildlife. According to research by non-government organisations, the internet has transformed criminal activity and is enabling wildlife trafficking to take place on an extraordinary scale. We urge to go further by banning all ivory products regardless of provenance, and examining its policies on other products from endangered wildlife species.

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