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

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 the world’s largest legal domestic ivory market and ivory hanko account for 80 percent of Japan’s ivory consumption.

Download the report - print resolution

Download the report - web resolution

Read in Japanese

View all Reports

Recent Blog Posts

Thirty Years Since the International Ivory Ban, Say Goodbye to Ivory Hanko
01/10/2020
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 and Flora (CITES) decided to end international ivory trade in 1989. This year marks thirty years since the ban entered into effect, on January 18, 1990. Still, why does the poaching continue?
End of an Era: Yahoo! Japan Ceases Ivory Sales
11/13/2019
End of an Era: Yahoo! Japan Ceases Ivory Sales

Recent Reports

EIA 2018 Impact Report
09/09/2019
In 2018 the Environmental Investigation Agency continued to confront the greatest environmental threats facing the world today. The EIA team pursued, documented and exposed the activities of syndicates that threaten endangered species, damage the climate and ozone layer, and drive the trade in timber stolen from the world’s most important remaining forests.
EIA CoP18 Briefing Document
08/09/2019
EIA Positions and Recommendations for Proposals and Agenda Items for CITES CoP18