If you are looking for EIA UK, it's over here.

JAPAN’S ILLEGAL IVORY TRADE: Briefing Document for Delegates to CITES Standing Committee 69

From November 27th through December 1st, the CITES Standing Committee will convene for its 69th meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. One of the many issues set to be discussed is the implementation of the landmark CITES decision to ban domestic ivory markets. In 2016 at CITES CoP17, Parties unanimously approved amendments to Resolution Conf.10.10 (Rev. CoP17), "Trade in elephant specimens," that included recommending urgently closing domestic ivory markets that contribute to poaching or illegal trade. Japan has historically been one of the largest ivory markets in the world and maintains that it is exempt from the recently agreed upon changes to Res. Conf. 10.10. Dr. Peter H. Sand, former CITES Secretary-General (1978-1981), has produced a legal assessment of Resolution Conf. 10.10 and its implications for Japan’s domestic ivory market that finds Japan's ivory market does in fact contribute to poaching and illegal trade and thus is not exempt from the 2016 ban on domestic elephant ivory markets.

Read EIA's recommendations to the Standing Committee with regard to Resolution Conf. 10.10 and Japan's ivory trade

View all Reports

Recent Blog Posts

Celebrating the Life's Work of Dame Daphne Sheldrick, Savior of Elephants in Africa
04/20/2018
Last week, the wildlife conservationist community, and more importantly the world’s elephants, lost one of their most important and avid champions when Daphne Sheldrick, savior of hundreds of orphaned African elephants, died on April 12 in Nairobi at the age of 83.
EIA Condemns Establishment of Rhino Horn Trade Desk
03/06/2018
EIA condemns the establishment of Rhino Horn Trade Africa (RHTA), an initiative launched yesterday by the South Africa-based Private Rhino Owners Association (PROA).

Recent Reports

Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project in Cook Inlet
05/11/2018
EIA letter to NOAA regarding proposed LNG Project in Cook Inlet
EIA's 2016 Annual Report
11/22/2017
EIA's official 2016 Annual Report includes a complete financial report as well as the major accomplishments achieved by each of our three core campaigns.

Recent Press Releases

IMO Takes Major Step Towards Ending Dirty Fuel Use in the Arctic
04/13/2018
EIA hails the IMO's agreement to develop a ban on the use and carriage for use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.
IMO Member States Must Back Ban on Heavy Fuel Oil from Arctic Shipping
04/09/2018
As a meeting of the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee opens today in London (MEPC72), the Clean Arctic Alliance called on IMO member states to support a proposal to ban heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Arctic shipping.

Recent Videos

Beluga Whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska
09/19/2017
A short video about the endangered population of beluga whales in the Cook Inlet
New York Ivory Crush
08/04/2017
New York state destroyed nearly two tons of ivory in Central Park
Tell Yahoo! Japan to Stop Ivory Sales!
Yahoo! Japan is the largest internet seller of ivory in the world. Lend your voice and tell Yahoo! Japan to cease all ivory sales to protect elephants!
Follow us @eiaenvironment on twitter for the latest updates!
SHARE THE LATEST: The Dirty Secrets of Japan’s Illegal Ivory Trade
Support Domestic Ivory Trade Bans!
Don’t Buy From Icelandic Whalers
Help EIA stop ivory trade to protect elephants!