On the eve of Hong Kong’s formal destruction of about three tonnes of ivory – 10 per cent of its stockpile, the remaining 27 tonnes of which are due to be destroyed in a further dozen incinerations – EIA joined a coalition of 61 organisations to call on the Government of Hong Kong to ban all ivory sales
Speakers at the recent Pretoria conference on rhino horn trade, where experts from around the world warned that South Africa would fail to control a legalised trade in rhino horn, have reacted with dismay, but no surprise, at the news that 40-70 rhino horns have been stolen from the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency.
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Internet retail giant Rakuten did the right thing by banning adverts for whales and dolphin products shortly after the release of our report but the company is still carrying ads for elephant ivory products, many originating from illegal ivory poached in Africa, and we need your renewed help to urge it to stop
Consumers are urged to protest directly to internet retailing giant Rakuten and via its social media over its sales of elephant ivory and whale products, citing Japan’s failure to properly manage its domestic ivory trade and whale products originating from protected species or with dangerously high levels of toxins
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