Ripe for Abuse: Japan’s Ivory Market

Briefing Document for Delegates to CITES CoP19

Domestic ivory markets are on the agenda at CITES CoP19, and EIA has released a short briefing focused on Japan’s domestic market, the most significant open market today.

Japan must recognize that any open ivory market contributes to illegal trade and poaching and must do its part to protect elephants by closing its domestic ivory market. CITES Parties must take decisive action at CoP19 to urge Japan to close its market.

Read CITES CoP19 Briefing on Japan’s Ivory Market – available in English, French, and Japanese.

You can learn more about EIA’s focal issues at CoP19 here