The Illegal Online trade

Saiga horns


Main achievements: We have recruited an excellent collaborator in the UK, who is very keen to work with SCA colleagues to implement this research, and has a lot of experience in similar work (Dr David Roberts, University of Kent).

We have recruited two volunteers to work with us on monitoring the Russian and Chinese language websites. We have a researcher working at The University of Oxford, who in 2017 carried out a comprehensive baseline survey.  

A colleague in Hong Kong is also monitoring the online trade in saiga products. A paper on saiga horn (saiga horns are also known as ling yang (羚羊) and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine) consumption in Singapore has just been published (here).


Project objectives

To implement research into the illegal trade in saiga products on the internet and in consumer countries.