Microsoft, Ebay and other tech giants vow to prevent illegal wildlife trading


12, 2016


Microsoft, along with some other tech giants have signed a pledge with the World Wildlife Fund to prevent wildlife trading. Alongside Microsoft, Ebay, Yahoo, Pinterest, Tencent, Gumtree, and Etsy have also signed the pledge to stop the sale of illegal wildlife products on their services. These companies have endorsed the new policy with the World Wildlife Fund, Traffic and the International Find for Animal Welfare. Peter LaFontaine, campaigns manager for the International Fund for Animal Welfare stated:

”It is tremendously encouraging to see that leading online marketplaces and social media platforms are fighting back against wildlife cybercriminals to stamp out the illegal sale of endangered wildlife from their sites,”

You can find more details about the new policy on the World Wildlife Fund’s website here.

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