CBCGDF Legal Working Committee's Letter to eBay: Request for Closure of Seller Accounts Involved in Illegal Trade of Wild Conophytum Plants | Clean Internet for Conophytum Initiative
2023/7/25 16:52:00 本站

China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation Legal Working Committee (CBCGDF-Legal Committee) recently received multiple reports from volunteers, indicating that the e-commerce platform eBay has been involved in the sale of various endangered wild conophytum plants.

In an effort to protect the Conophytum genus and promote a harmonious coexistence between humanity and nature in the "Earth Community of Life," the Plant Garden Committee of CBCGDF launched the "Clean Internet for Conophytum Initiative" on March 9, 2023. The initiative aims to raise awareness about the endangered status of conophytum plants on major social media platforms and urges succulent enthusiasts not to purchase wild conophytum plants. It also calls for online platforms to remove listings of wild conophytum plants (also known as origin-produced conophytum). The initiative has received widespread praise and support from the public, and several platforms have actively responded by voluntarily shutting down sections for trading wild conophytum and publicly denouncing the illegal buying and selling of these plants.

However, volunteers have discovered a large number of sellers on eBay offering wild conophytum plants for sale. Some of these sellers are offering Conophytum Pageae and Conophytum Minimum Wittebergense, both of which are listed as endangered species.

eBay, founded in 1995, is a globally renowned e-commerce company that claims to be committed to reducing its environmental impact and implementing various measures to achieve sustainable development goals. We hope that this commitment is not merely a "greenwash" but genuinely reflects its environmental and social responsibilities.

Therefore, the CBCGDF Law Committee writes this earnest letter to eBay, strongly urging the leading e-company to take urgent action and close the accounts of those sellers involved in the illegal trade of wild conophytum plants. eBay must rigorously review transactions on its platform and prohibit the sale of any illegally sourced endangered wild plants. At the same time, the CBCGDF-Law Committee asserts that it reserves the right to take further legal actions if necessary. We call upon all sectors of society to pay attention to and support this cause to make this a better world for all life.

Reporter: YJ
Editor: wendy
Contact: v10@cbcgdf.org; +8617319454776


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