A international conservation group reported Tuesday that trade in exotic species of animals and plants is big business in the U.S. and worldwide. The non-profit found what it call "an alarming" number of advertisements of the internet for ivory from elephants as well as exotic birds and other animal species. Even as the group singled out eBay, the website announced a ban on all ivory sales beginning in about two months. For VOA's Paul Sisco, Robert Raffaele narrates.
|Researchers with IFAW tracked over 100 Internet auctions and online trading sites over a six week period and found over 7,000 listings for protected wildlife species and products |