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June 2019

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BLOG: Council of Elders of the 32-member African Elephant Coalition (AEC) calls on Japan to close its ivory market
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June 17, 2019: The African Elephant Coalition (AEC) comprising 32 African countries and the majority of African elephant range states (28) made a press release that AEC Council of Elders called on the government of Japan to close its ivory market, among the world’s largest, and support stronger protection of Africa’s elephants. “We’re calling on Japan to follow the example of China and close its domestic ivory market. We believe that doing so will strengthen Japan’s international conservation image ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics”, said Azizou El Hadj Issa, Chairman of the AEC’s Council of Elders, in his letters to Taro Kono, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yoshiaki Harada the Minister of Environment and Hiroshige Seko, the Minister…

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Join Our Fundraiser To Support Tiger, Elephant & Iriomote Cat Conservation!
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July 6(Sat) Doors open 5:30, Event Starts 6 PM Location:Beer Station Ebisu. 2 Flr (JR Ebisu Station, East Exit. Take the moving walkway 5 mins to Ebisu Garden Place) Cost:6,000 Yen (Including the 5,000 yen buffet and proceeds to benefit the NPO JTEF) Live Guest Performance: Angela Raga, a traditional Indian dance instructor and a Bollywood Dance Performer Enjoy the ‘Beer Station Ebisu’ as it has just been reopened after being renovated and you can enjoy the buffet and all you can drink menu, while getting to know other JTEF supporters. It is a really fun-filled evening! ★Great Raffle Prizes awarded to donors  (Prizes are Donations from JTEF Supporters) ★We will have sales of fundraising items such as Tshirts and Cloth Ecobags…

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BLOG: Annoyance sparking ivory dealers sneering at the “tightening” ivory whole tusk registration from July 1st
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June 7, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of the Environment (MoE) announced their “plan to tighten the examination on applications for ivory whole tusk registration”. Domestic ivory trade in Japan is controlled by the “Law for Conservation of Endangered Species” (LCES). The key of the controls is the regulation “prohibiting transferring or receiving ivory without registration”. However, the regulated “ivory” is limited to “tusks maintaining their whole shape”. Ivory cut pieces and products not maintaining the original silhouette like a crescent can be traded without registration. But, in other words, is it true ivory trade has been effectively regulated as long as whole tusks are concerned? That’s not true, also. Needless to say, some legal requirements for allowing registration are set…

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