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Tip of the Iceberg: Implications of Illegal CFC Production and Use

Just six months after scientists revealed unexpected and high emissions of CFC-11 and EIA investigations promptly provided evidence of illegal use of CFC-11 in China’s polyurethane (PU) foam insulation sector, much has been done to address this enormous environmental crime. China has responded with an unprecedented nationwide enforcement action and has shut down at least one […]

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象牙のハンコ:日本の違法な象牙取引&アフリカ ゾウの悲劇の元凶

  日本における象牙製ハンコへの需要の興りは、 象牙業界がもたらした現代的な現象である。「ハ ンコ」は、円筒形をした、氏名を押捺するスタンプ である。手書きの署名が西洋で使用されている のと同様、日本社会では、様々な用途で、個人用、 社用に一般的に使用されている。今日、日本は世 界で最大の合法的象牙市場を持つ国であり、国 内の象牙消費の80%がハンコ製造によるもので ある。 Download Report

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New legal risks for Japanese timber sourcing from Eastern Europe

レポートを日本語で読む ここをクリック Eastern Europe’s Carpathian Mountains may seem remote for most Japanese, but lumber stolen from these ancient forests permeates Japan’s housebuilding sector. New reports from Romania and Ukraine reveal the extent of illegal logging, corruption, and bribery practiced by some of Europe’s largest wood processors. At risk are the continent’s largest populations of bears, […]

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China and the Illegal Rhinoceros Horn Trade: Deficiencies and Recommendations

An insatiable demand for rhino horn has driven a poaching crisis that has seen at least 7,100 rhinos slaughtered in Africa over the past decade. China has historically been a significant consumer of rhinoceros horn and is the primary destination for poached rhino horn today. Since 2006 1.42 metric tons of seized rhino horn have […]

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Superficial Reforms: An Analysis of Recent Amendments to Japan’s Ivory Control Laws

In response to international concern about major weaknesses in its domestic ivory control system and evidence of illegal ivory trade, recently the Government of Japan (GoJ) made changes to its domestic ivory control laws and associated programs and institutions. These purported improvements are outlined in Notification to the Parties No. 2018/0611 and SC70 Doc. 49.1 […]