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National Ivory Action Plan Process

EIA recommendations to the 77th meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

The National Ivory Action Plan (NIAP) process is an important elephant conservation tool and framework. While we commend the progress made so far, EIA provides a brief analysis and recommendations to address some concerns and effectively tackle ivory poaching and trafficking. 

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.

World Rhino Day 2023

At the start of the 20th century, there were approximately half a million rhinos in Africa. Today, there are fewer than 23,000. If the current rate of poaching continues, rhinos may not have much time left.

World Elephant Day 2023

Since the world banned the international trade of ivory in 1989, most nations have done their part to protect elephants by closing their domestic ivory markets. When will Japan join the fight?

Rhinoceros Poaching in Botswana

In 2017, rhino poaching started to increase in Botswana as poachers began killing rhinos in the vast Okavango Delta region in the northwest of the country. EIA’s situational analysis highlights some of the key issues facing Botswana’s conservation sector and contains EIA’s recommendations for actions to be taken by Botswana and CITES CoP19. Read the […]