Sport Teams a sanctuary for orphaned elephants Ivory Orphans objective is to rehabilitate and reintegrate young elephants orphaned in Tanzania due to the illegal wildlife trade. Rescuing these Ivory Orphans will serve to mitigate the effects of illegal elephant poaching, while raising awareness of the severity and immediacy of what is now an elephant population crisis. During anti-poaching missions, orphaned calves are regularly observed either dead or dying after their mothers have been slaughtered, the living victims of illegal poaching. Sometimes a young calf will wait for days alongside its dead mother, slowly losing condition.
Conservation group says Japan aiding in illegal ivory trade Update December 20, by Elaine Kurtenbach In this June 24, photo provided by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, ivory products are on sale with price tags, at an antiques fairs in Tokyo.
A report supported by the World Wildlife Illegal ivory trade said researchers found antiques companies were buying a large number of elephant tusks that are not registered as required by law. Hundreds of ivory items are being sold by e-commerce sites, often to visitors from other Asian countries such as China.
The report, compiled with support by the World Wildlife Fund, said researchers found antique dealers are buying a large number of elephant tusks in Japan that are not registered as required by law.
It said hundreds of ivory items are sold each year by e-commerce sites, often to visitors from other Asian countries such as China.
The report said whole tusks were being advertised without needed proof of their provenance. It said some dealings were akin to criminal syndicates facilitating the smuggling of ivory into China, based on investigations into seizures of such items.
It has called for closing domestic ivory markets in all member states, and many countries have complied. China announced last year that it would shut down its ivory trade by the end of But Japan has resisted closing its own domestic market, contending that ivory products traded inside the country are not acquired through poaching or illegal deals.
Instead, earlier this year the government approved a proposal to tighten registration requirements and inspections for its more than 8, ivory retailers and manufacturers. It also banned sales of products using parts of sea turtles.
Critics say the tusk registration system amounts to a form of ivory laundering because it can legalize tusks acquired illegally.Jan 05, · should be a better year for the African elephant, ending a decade of merciless poaching for their ivory tusks.
Ten years ago, legal trade in elephant ivory . TRAFFIC is a leading NGO working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
Elephant Tusks Ivory Tusks – A Blessing and Curse. An elephant’s tusks are both a blessing and curse. Blessing because they give a sense of true majesty that rise them above other animals as well and being of use for various tasks.
Bradley Martin's work on illegal wildlife markets helped pressure China to ban the rhino horn trade in the s and later, domestic sales of ivory.
There is an assumption in the general public that ivory is, at least in some circumstances, illegal, since the elephant species from which ivory is taken are endangered or threatened.
Illegal ivory trade across Europe is driving elephants to extinction, new study warns. Undercover investigators easily found items from tusks of recently killed animals on sale in 10 countries.