Shut down the ivory trade in Japan
China closed its domestic ivory market last year, leaving Japan as one of the world’s largest remaining domestic ivory markets. There have been many cases of ivory illegally trafficked from Japan to China. Continued ivory trade in Japan threatens to undermine the efforts of China and the international community to combat wildlife trafficking.
Japan has more registered dealers, ivory manufacturers, and ivory wholesalers than any other country. Any legal market for ivory stimulates demand that in turn fuels elephant poaching. Japan must renounce the ivory trade and ban ivory sales immediately.