JWCS has participated in this campaign for the closure of the Ivory Domestic Market, aimed at CITES CoP18 in August. Tens of thousands of elephants are slaughtered every year for their tusks. From 2007 to 2014, 144,000 elephants were killed across Africa, an elephant every 15 minutes of every single day. This is fuelled by the demand for ivory across the world, including Japan, but also shockingly the EU. Against overwhelming public opinion, the EU commission still refuse to ban the ivory trade within the EU. Furthermore, they are planning to reject steps to award elephants the greatest possible protection at an upcoming wildlife trade conference next month. Help us […]
CITES CoP 17 decided to investigate whether it is sustainable trade also for non-listed eel species (Dec 17.186-189). The Japanese eel is a non-listed species, however the catch have been drastically decreasing,and Japan imports glass eels for aquaculture. “News report on the catch of glass eels and its import” Yasuhiro SANADA Original(Japanese) http://y-sanada.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2018-04-07
Joint Statement NGOs call on Japanese Government to: Comply with CITES and Stop Distributing Sei Whale Meat At the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in October 2017, the Japanese government was questioned about the legality of bringing specimens of sei whale from the sea (“introduction from the sea” defined by CITES). Japanese NGOs urged the Japanese government to comply with CITES and stop distributing sei whale meat.