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Tokyo Fumbles Short-Term Ivory Trade Action

Tokyo Fumbles Short-Term Ivory Trade Action TOKYO — Conservation, environmental and animal welfare groups bemoaned measures announced today by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to address Tokyo’s illegal ivory trade as a missed opportunity. Tokyo’s short-term plan is focused only on consumer awareness and falls dramatically short of expectations for substantive action, instead replicating previous failed awareness efforts by […]

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Decision by Yahoo! Japan to End Ivory Sales Celebrated by Elephant Advocates

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Elephant advocates are celebrating reports that Yahoo! Japan, the world’s largest internet ivory retailer, has decided to end sales of elephant ivory on its platforms by November 1st, 2019. The decision was based on evidence that ivory purchased on Yahoo! was being exported illegally to China, according to inside sources. It comes on […]