Tag: wildlife

Reality Check: Japan’s Legal Domestic Ivory Market

Briefing Document for Delegates to the 77th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee

Japan’s elephant ivory market is open – the legal framework for the control of the trade in ivory is designed and built to regulate and facilitate commercial ivory trade and support ivory traders.

Save Cook Inlet Beluga Whales

The most recent population count of Cook Inlet beluga whales from NOAA is encouraging, but this is no time for a victory lap. The overall well-being of this unique population remains uncertain.

World Rhino Day 2023

At the start of the 20th century, there were approximately half a million rhinos in Africa. Today, there are fewer than 23,000. If the current rate of poaching continues, rhinos may not have much time left.

World Elephant Day 2023

Since the world banned the international trade of ivory in 1989, most nations have done their part to protect elephants by closing their domestic ivory markets. When will Japan join the fight?

Turn Down the Volume

It's time to set limits on underwater noise from ships

There are more than 100,000 commercial ships traversing the world’s ocean, carrying out the important job of moving more than 80% of global trade by volume. An unintended consequence of all these ships is growing underwater noise pollution. A cargo vessel underway can often be heard from hundreds of kilometers away. Scientists measuring ocean noise […]