Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”

LETTER: Request for SoftBank to End Yahoo! Japan’s Elephant Ivory Advertisements and Sales

EIA has led a coalition of environmental organizations in an open letter to SoftBank and Yahoo! Japan executives, urging an end to ivory sales on Yahoo! Japan’s auction site. To read the open letter, click here.

To read this letter in Japanese, click here.

For more background on this issue, read EIA’s press release: NGO Coalition Presses SoftBank to Stop Yahoo! Japan’s Elephant Ivory Sales.