Update: Korean Website Removes Adverts for Rhino Horn, Pangolin Scales

The online marketplace EC21, based in Korea, has removed advertisements for rhino horns and pangolin scales from its website (screenshot).
The online marketplace EC21, based in Korea, has removed advertisements for rhino horns and pangolin scales from its website (screenshot).

We are pleased to update the story about the EC21 website: The company has removed the rhino horn and pangolin scale advertisements.

EC21 informed me that each of the 14 advertisements have been deleted (yes, they’re gone) Thank you, EC21!

THANK YOU to everyone who helped bring attention to this story by tweeting, emailing, messaging, and sharing our previous blog post about the rhino horn and pangolin scale adverts — and to EC21 for their concern. Together, we made a difference by closing another door to wildlife cybercriminals.


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Rhishja Cota-Larson

I am the founder of Annamiticus, and I work as an independent Wildlife Trade and Communication Design Consultant. I have journeyed to the streets of Hanoi to research the illegal wildlife trade, and to the rainforests of Sumatra and Java to document the world’s rarest rhinos. I am a Co-Chair of the SSN Pangolin Working Group. At CITES meetings, I collaborate with colleagues from around the world to lobby in favor of protecting endangered species. I am a Wildlife Trade and Trafficking Consultant for the upcoming documentary The Price, the host of Behind the Schemes and author of the book Murder, Myths & Medicine. I enjoy desert gardening, herping, reading, designing, and walking with my dogs.