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Montreal Protocol Countries Make Key Decisions in Rome

This article originally appeared in the November-December 2019 issue of Accelerate Magazine. At MOP 31, 171 nations grappled with improving enforcement, monitoring banned gases, financing the MLF, ensuring a sustainable cold chain, and more. In his message to the 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 31), held from November 4 to 8, […]

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End of an Era: Yahoo! Japan Ceases Ivory Sales

Yahoo! Japan’s new policy prohibiting the sale of elephant ivory products on its shopping and auction platforms went into effect November 1st, fulfilling an announcement Yahoo Japan made in August 2019. After years of justifying sales of ivory, Yahoo! Japan’s decision to change its policy was based on evidence that ivory purchased on Yahoo! Auctions […]

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Japan’s Ivory Trade Faces Intensifying Opposition at Home and Abroad

    Click here to watch this video with Japanese subtitles. The Government of Japan’s policy to continue ivory trading is facing intensifying opposition as major economies around the world take steps to close their domestic ivory markets to help protect Africa’s rapidly declining elephants from poaching. Next week Yahoo! Japan will end its $10 […]

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Raw Intelligence: GOCA

Hiding Behind Pledges of Good Intentions: How the Association of Overseas Chinese Serves to Cover Up Forest Crimes in Gabon Raw Intelligence Series – #5 Gabon Overseas Chinese Association Some criminals and their enablers hide behind anonymity and secrecy. Others – like Mr. Pierre Lu – choose to hide in plain sight, as shown in […]

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Intelligence Brute: ACOG

CACHÉ EN PLEINE VUE: COMMENT L’ASSOCIATION DES CHINOIS D’OUTRE-MER AU GABON SERT DE COUVERTURE AUX CRIMES FORESTIERS Série Intelligence Brute – n ° 5 Association des Chinois d’Outre-Mer au Gabon Certains criminels et leurs acolytes se cachent derrière l’anonymat et le secret. D’autres, comme M. Pierre Lu, ont choisi de se cacher en pleine vue, […]

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A ‘Cool’ Way to Take Action after the Global Climate Strike

“Unite Behind The Science,” cries 16 year-old climate activist, Greta Thunberg, “that is our demand”. Ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit this week, Greta, along with millions of others, participated in the global climate strike last Friday. The strike called on our leaders to take action on climate change as they meet in New […]