Tag: ivory

Letter: NGOs Make Recommendations for Tokyo Ivory Market Closure

EIA and 30 international non-government environmental and conservation organizations sent a letter October 7, 2021, following up on previous appeals to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG). Our organizations continue to urge Tokyo to close the market for elephant ivory and make specific recommendations in the letter to the TMG for moving forward. The letter can […]

NGO Appeal to Tokyo for Urgent Measures on Ivory

EIA and 25 international non-government environmental and conservation organizations sent a letter February 18, 2021 to follow up on a previous appeal from March 2020. Our organizations encourage the closure of Tokyo’s ivory market and also recommend some actions the Tokyo Metropolitan Government should take before the ivory market can be closed, including during the […]

Willing to Sell: Snapshot Investigations of Ivory Hanko Retailers in Japan

Japan is home to the world’s largest legal domestic ivory market, and its weak ivory trade controls enable consistent trafficking in ivory, including illegal exports. EIA and Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund completed two snapshot investigations in 2020 as a follow-up to a similar 2018 investigation to determine retailers’ willingness to sell an ivory hanko […]

Letter: Appeal to Tokyo’s Governor Koike for Ivory Market Closure

Letter: Appeal to Tokyo’s Governor Koike for Ivory Market Closure On March 12, 2020, EIA and 29 international and Japanese environmental and conservation organizations sent a letter to Tokyo’s Governor Yuriko Koike commending Tokyo for taking progressive action to investigate the trade in ivory within Tokyo prefecture and explore measures to prevent illegal ivory trade and […]