Legal Sales of Ivory in Tokyo Drive Illegal Exports
Elephants are in danger, threatened in the wild by the trade in their ivory. African savanna elephants are endangered and forest elephants are critically endangered, according to the latest assessment by IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Japan is the world’s last major legal ivory market. Elephants need Japan to join the international community and close their ivory market in Tokyo. The Tokyo government is currently reviewing their regulations and figuring out what steps to take to prevent illegal trade. Read our new report that reveals how domestic ivory sales in Japan supply illegal exports of ivory to other countries.