On March 08, some 21 tech companies from North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa came together as the first-ever Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online. As members of this coalition, tech companies pledge to work together to collectively reduce wildlife trafficking across platforms by 80 percent by 2020.
In collaboration with WWF, TRAFFIC, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), each company will develop and implement policies and solutions to help end wildlife trafficking online.
Crawford Allan, senior director, wildlife crime, TRAFFIC, WWF, stated, “Bringing these industry giants together is the best shot at systematically closing the open web to wildlife traffickers. These companies see the problem and are uniting to ensure an Internet where traffickers have nowhere left to turn.”