Samples of some of the observed posts on Facebook advertising Sun Bear cubs and parts for sale.

Revealing the Online Trade of Sun Bears in Indonesia

Indonesia, mammals, online trade, Sun Bears

Illegal wildlife trade in Indonesia is widespread and online platforms are used to trade in a myriad of live animals, their parts and derivatives, including Sun Bears Helarctos malayanus.  Monitor examined the online trade of bears on Facebook in Indonesia and found at least 158 posts advertising the sale of live bears and their parts between January 2013 and January …