Tag: ivory

<p>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.”</p>

EIA CoP18 Briefing Document

This briefing document contains the Environmental Investigation Agency’s comments and recommendations on listing proposals and working documents for the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES CoP18), and CITES Standing Committee 71 agenda items.

Persistent Problem: Japan’s Domestic Ivory Trade

While many nations are closing their domestic ivory markets in line with CITES Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP17), the Government of Japan continues to make superficial changes to its ivory trade controls which do nothing to prevent illegal trade and only serve to bolster its domestic ivory industry. EIA’s new briefing Persistent Problem: Japan’s Domestic […]

Raw Intelligence: GOCA

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。 Read the Report

How Ivory Hanko Destroyed Africa’s Elephants and Drives Japan’s Illegal Ivory Trade

  Japan’s demand for hanko made of elephant ivory is a modern phenomenon driven by the country’s ivory industry. Hanko is the Japanese term for the cylindrical name stamps used commonly throughout Japanese society to conduct many types of personal and professional business, much like handwritten signatures are used in the west. Today, Japan is […]