Illegal Wildlife Trade

One of the most immoral and illicit types of trade occurring on the Internet is wildlife trading. This abhorrent practice is illegal in almost all jurisdictions, yet continues robustly across social media platforms.

We seek to end this scourge on humanity and global health using S-3 technology and our joint interdisciplinary skills. Some of our work in this area includes:

Xu Q, Li J, Cai M, Mackey TK. Content Analysis of Chinese-Language Wildlife Trafficking and Product Sales on Facebook. In review.

Xu Q. Leveraging Big Data and Machine Learning to Address Multidisciplinary and Diverse Global Health Challenges: Research Case Studies. Presentation, American Public Health Association 2019 Annual Meeting, 5 Nov., Philadelphia, PA.

Xu Q, Li J, Cai M, Mackey TK. Use of Machine Learning to Detect Wildlife Product Promotion and Sales on Twitter. Front. Big Data. 2019;


Mackey TK, Liang BA. Integrating Biodiversity Management and Indigenous Biopiracy Protection to Promote Environmental Justice and Global Health. Am J Pub Health. 2012;102(6):1091-1095.


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