This month marks 10 years since eBay introduced a global ivory ban across its platforms to help protect elephants.
eBay's ivory ban, combined with their Animal and Wildlife Products Policy and with support from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and other NGOs, has seen well over 100,000 prohibited wildlife listings blocked or removed in 2017 and 2018 alone.
"We congratulate eBay on blocking or removing over 100,000 listings of prohibited wildlife products," said Tania McCrea-Steele, International Project Manager for Wildlife Crime at IFAW. "Partnering with eBay shows that we can have real and significant impact in detecting and deterring wildlife traffickers. Supporting companies in the fight against wildlife cybercrime means we can scale up our approach, reaching a vast number of wildlife traders and making them aware of the need to protect wildlife and the penalties that they will incur if they engage in trafficking."