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EIA Condemns Establishment of Rhino Horn Trade Desk

By Taylor Tench, Assistant Policy Analyst EIA condemns the establishment of Rhino Horn Trade Africa (RHTA), an initiative launched yesterday by the South Africa-based Private Rhino Owners Association (PROA). The RHTA describes itself as an “entity created to provide a legal, managed and efficient market place for the sale of legally acquired rhino horn” with […]

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Mourning the Loss of Esmond Martin

By Allan Thornton, President of EIA The loss of Esmond Martin, found dead in his Nairobi home over the weekend, is a tragic development not just for his family, friends and colleagues, but for the entire international community and all those who supported the protection of Africa’s elephants as well as its rhinos. I have […]

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On World Rhino Day, EIA Calls for an End to All Rhino Horn Trade

By Taylor Tench, Assistant Policy Analyst Today on World Rhino Day we join scientists, conservationists, and wildlife enthusiasts around the world in celebrating these iconic species. Yet perhaps more importantly, World Rhino Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the plight of the world’s rhinos and address the alarming movement to legalize the rhino horn […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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In Japan, the Ivory Commerce Times are a Changin’

By Amy Zets Croke, Senior Policy Analyst Just before World Elephant Day 2017, elephants are receiving great news from Japan, home to one of the world’s largest legal domestic ivory markets. Two leading companies in Japan have committed to ending ivory sales in order to protect elephants, sending a strong signal within Japan and internationally […]

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Rakuten

Rakuten and Ivory: Success for Elephants In a major victory for elephants Rakuten Ichiba, Japan’s largest e-commerce company, ceased ivory sales on July 1, 2017. Starting in 2014, EIA led a campaign calling on Rakuten to end its sales of elephant ivory. Japan has one of the world’s largest domestic ivory markets, and Rakuten was […]