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.
As we approach UNEA 5.2, there are two draft resolutions (decisions) on plastic pollution currently tabled for discussion at UNEA 5.2 in 2022 – one from Rwanda/Peru, and another from Japan. This document provides a textual comparison of the two draft resolutions.
Japan, Norway and Iceland continue commercial whaling, which flies in the face of international environmental agreements while serving no economic or nutritional purpose. It is time for commercial whaling to end and for the IWC to reaffirm the continuation of the moratorium and promote the conservation of all whales
Here you can see for yourself the enormous difference a small, manoeuvrable organisation can make through its signature investigations, reports, briefings, research, training workshops and campaigning
Assessing progress made by NIAP countries, China, Kenya, Laos, Mozambique and Vietnam, selected for the important role they play in the ivory trade. We urge CITES Parties to employ International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime indicators to evaluate the impact of their governments’ responses to wildlife crime
A briefing to the 66th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) from October 24-28, 2016 in Slovenia. This report explores some of the major environmental threats facing cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), from plastic, chemical and noise pollution to climate change, bycatch and ship strikes