Look Out Online
Always be on the look-out for illegal wildlife products online. Whether it’s an ad on an e-commerce site or a post on social media, sellers are inadvertently contributing to the extinction of endangered species by promoting the sale of their products. Here are some common species and items to look for.
Elephant ivory products
Bangles, carved figurines, antique netsuke figurines, beaded jewelry, carved and whole tusks
Rhino horn Products
Pills, powders (dry), raw horn, libation cups, beaded bracelets, and other carvings
Bone wine, teeth and claws (fashioned into amulets and pendants), bone pills, furs and taxidermy, penis and other body parts
Marine Turtle Products
Sea turtle shell, tortoiseshell tea caddies, meat and eggs, sea turtle skin leather
Pangolin leather products, raw or dried scales, tonics and pills, taxidermy
Endangered species of live animals that are listed on CITES Appendix I including some parrots (e.g., African Grey), reptiles (e.g., radiated tortoise), primates (e.g., slow loris), and big cats (e.g., tiger).
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