Extreme close-up of an elephant's skin and ear

Reality Check: Japan’s Legal Domestic Ivory Market

Briefing Document for Delegates to the 77th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

Japan’s elephant ivory market is open – the legal framework for the control of the trade in ivory is designed and built to regulate and facilitate commercial ivory trade and support ivory traders.

Japan should be included in the analysis of ivory seizures related to domestic ivory markets under Decision 19.99. Learn more in this briefing for SC77 Delegates from EIA and the Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund.

The briefing is also available in French and Japanese.