Alibaba, Amazon, Snapdeal Named In Indian Illegal Wildlife Trade List

Asia has an illegal wildlife trading problem, and some of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms are at the center of it.

The Indian government has released a list of 106 websites that are currently being used to trade wild animals and their body parts. It’s a comprehensive record, that covers all the top names in e-commerce, including Alibaba, Amazon, Snapdeal, eBay and even YouTube.

The list was made as part of a monitoring effort by India’s central government, who scan the sites to crackdown on illegal trading and other cybercrime.

While companies, including Alibaba and Amazon, have made overt commitments to removing accounts and cracking down on trading networks within their own systems, e-commerce sites continue to act as a tool for traders in everything from drugs to ivory.

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The number of advertisements for illegal wildlife products on Chinese sites dropped sharply in 2013, as social media sites boomed: Traffic.org

Several Chinese tech companies, including Alibaba, Sina and Tencent, have signed zero-tolerance policies toward illegal wildlife trading  since the Chinese government stepped up their monitoring efforts in 2012.

According to a report by advocacy group Traffic, illegal wildlife advertisements discovered on Chinese sites dropped sharply from a peak of almost 60,000 in 2012 to under 10,000 in late 2014. However the report also notes that social media platforms could now be taking a lump of the trades that were once found on e-commerce sites. WeChat, the country’s most popular social media tool, is commonly used to facilitate private sales.

Here’s a full list of the sites named by the Indian government:

Websites Named by Indian Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
quikr.com
Gumtree.com
ClickIndia.in
Olx.in
eBay.com
Adsglobe.com
pets.oodle.com
Sell.com
Click.in
Classifiedads.com
Indialist.com
Locanto.in
globalFreeClassifiedAds.com
Adpost.com
Alibaba.com
Webindia123.com
inetgiant.com
yakaz.com
pennysaverusa.com
daype.com
Adeex.com
Whereincity.com
Aliexpress.com
ocala4sale.com
claz.org
Meramaal.com
Indiagrid.com
salespider.com
domesticsale.com
Adsmantra.com
epage.com
recycler.com
classifiedclan.com
hoobly.com
freeadlists.com
adpost.com
trade.indiamart.com
usfreeads.com
usnetads.com
theturtlesource.com
parrotshandraised.com.au
backwaterreptiles.com
youtube.com
reptilesncritters.com
myaquariumclub.com
citybase.in
ricepuller.com
Amazon.com
buytigers.com
softbillsforsale.com
bolee.com
shopping.rediff.com
vastustore.com
eindiabusiness.com
netexpress.co.in
whereincity.com
BeatyourPrice.com
taxidermiemporium.com
Boostime.in
Bizmartindia.com
Worldslist.com
Postaroo.com
Freeadvertisingexchange.com
freeadscity.com
Rajb2b.com
bavun.in
wantedwants.com
Dragg.in
buysellcommunity.com
Bharatpatal
Highlandclassifieds
Ozfreeonline.com
Kugli.com
Marketplace.sfgate.com
Ablewise.com
classifiedsforfree.com
craigslist.org
domesticsale.com
freeadlists.com
geebo.com
hot-ads.com
jihoy.com
kaango.com
nareshgroup.com
loot.com
pennysaverusa.com
Snakesvenom.com
Paintbrushes.com
ashbrush.com
startortoiseuk.co.uk
tortoisesupply.com
turtlesale.com
snakesatsunset.com
market.kingsnake.com
petsmart.com
petsolutions.com
reptilecity.com
undergroundreptiles.com
firstchoicereptiles.com
faunaclassifieds.com
cornsnake.net
havocscope.com
hookbillsforsale.com
tantraveda.org
clickbd.com
snapdeal.com