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Assessing the extent and nature of wildlife trade on the dark web

Harrison, Joe, Roberts, David L., Hernandez-Castro, Julio (2016) Assessing the extent and nature of wildlife trade on the dark web. Conservation Biology, 30 (4). pp. 900-904. ISSN 0888-8892. (doi:10.1111/cobi.12707) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:58382)

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Abstract

Use of the internet as a trade platform has resulted in a shift in the illegal wildlife trade. Increased

To provide a baseline of illegal wildlife trade on the dark web, we downloaded and archived 9852 items

illegal online wildlife trade, including 30 keywords associated with illegally traded elephant ivory on the

cannabis, cocaine, and heroin, to compare the extent of the trade. Of these 121 keywords, 4 resulted in hits,

Echinopsis pachanoi (San Pedro cactus), which has hallucinogenic properties. This negligible level of activity

web may indicate a lack of successful enforcement against illegal wildlife trade on the surface web.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/cobi.12707
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: Julio Hernandez Castro
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2016 16:48 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 04:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/58382 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Roberts, David L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6788-2691
Hernandez-Castro, Julio: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6432-5328
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