The illegal trade in wild animal products over the internet is driving the world's most endangered species to extinction, wildlife campaigners claim.
An International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw) probe found 9,000 live animals or products for sale in one week on trading sites like eBay.
Ifaw claims many traders are taking advantage of the internet's anonymity.
The UK Government says it takes wildlife crime seriously, but Ifaw urged it to act urgently.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
ENDANGERED ANIMALS - Web trade threat to rare species
The BBC has news on the threat that e-commerce poses to endangered animals. Body parts of animals like Gorillas, Chimps, Turtles, Tigers and Rhinos were found to be common place.