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象牙のハンコ:日本の違法な象牙取引&アフリカ ゾウの悲劇の元凶

日本における象牙製ハンコへの需要の興りは、 象牙業界がもたらした現代的な現象である。「ハ ンコ」は、円筒形をした、氏名を押捺するスタンプ である。手書きの署名が西洋で使用されている のと同様、日本社会では、様々な用途で、個人用、 社用に一般的に使用されている。今日、日本は世 界で最大の合法的象牙市場を持つ国であり、国 内の象牙消費の80%がハンコ製造によるもので ある。

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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.
Mourning the Loss of Esmond Martin
02/05/2018
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.

Recent Reports

How Ivory Hanko Destroyed Africa's Elephants and drives Japan's Illegal Ivory Trade
10/10/2018
Japan’s demand for hanko made of elephant ivory is a modern phenomenon driven by the country’s ivory industry.
Superficial Reforms: An Analysis of Recent Amendments to Japan's Ivory Control Laws
09/28/2018
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Recent Press Releases

Investigation Reveals Hanko Demand Drives Japan's Illegal Ivory Trade
10/10/2018
Nearly 200 retailers in Japan are willing to sell ivory hanko knowing the sought-after name seals are destined for export which is illegal, a new investigation reveals.
EIA Praises Taiwan for Closing Its Domestic Ivory Market to Save Elephants
04/04/2018
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today commended Taiwan for committing to close its domestic ivory market starting January 1, 2020, thus eliminating another domestic ivory market in Asia.

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