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

  title={Assessing the extent and nature of wildlife trade on the dark web},
  author={Joseph R. Harrison and David L. Roberts and Julio Hernandez-Castro},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
Use of the internet as a trade platform has resulted in a shift in the illegal wildlife trade. Increased scrutiny of illegal wildlife trade has led to concerns that online trade of wildlife will move onto the dark web. To provide a baseline of illegal wildlife trade on the dark web, we downloaded and archived 9852 items (individual posts) from the dark web, then searched these based on a list of 121 keywords associated with illegal online wildlife trade, including 30 keywords associated with… 

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