How Instagram Is Sticking Up for Mother Nature

Images or videos depicting animal abuse and the sale of endangered animals or their parts are prohibited

Don't post about selling those tusks on Instagram
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Instagram is doing its part to keep posts exploiting wildlife and nature off its network.

The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network announced in a blog post Monday that when people search for hashtags that are associated with “harmful behavior to animals or the environment,” they will see a content advisory screen, adding that images or videos depicting animal abuse and the sale of endangered animals or their parts are prohibited.

Instagram said in its blog post, “The protection and safety of the natural world are important to us and our global community. We encourage everyone to be thoughtful about interactions with wild animals and the environment to help avoid exploitation and to report any photos and videos you may see that may violate our community guidelines.”