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Thirty Years After the Ivory Ban: Japan Still Threatens Africa’s Elephants

by Allan Thornton, President EIA Thirty years ago, in response to the massive killings of some 70,000 elephants a year, the Parties to CITES up-listed all African elephant populations to Appendix I, banning almost all international trade. Being at the Conference of the Parties for that particular moment – when the ban was announced – […]

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Thirty Years Since the International Ivory Ban, Say Goodbye to Ivory Hanko

By Allan Thornton, President, Environmental Investigation Agency US This opinion originally appeared in Japanese in Asahi Shimbun on January 8th, 2020 Around 20,000 elephants have been killed every year in Africa, for the past decade at least, to supply the global trade in ivory. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna […]

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End of an Era: Yahoo! Japan Ceases Ivory Sales

Yahoo! Japan’s new policy prohibiting the sale of elephant ivory products on its shopping and auction platforms went into effect November 1st, fulfilling an announcement Yahoo Japan made in August 2019. After years of justifying sales of ivory, Yahoo! Japan’s decision to change its policy was based on evidence that ivory purchased on Yahoo! Auctions […]

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Japan’s Ivory Trade Faces Intensifying Opposition at Home and Abroad

    Click here to watch this video with Japanese subtitles. The Government of Japan’s policy to continue ivory trading is facing intensifying opposition as major economies around the world take steps to close their domestic ivory markets to help protect Africa’s rapidly declining elephants from poaching. Next week Yahoo! Japan will end its $10 […]