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Setting suns : the historical decline of ivory and rhino horn markets in Japan

  title={Setting suns : the historical decline of ivory and rhino horn markets in Japan},
  author={Tomomi Kitade and Ayako Toko},
This research sheds light on Japan’s wildlife trade history as a case study on the contributing factors that helped reduce the market for rhino horn and elephant ivory. By conducting comprehensive research into these phenomena, this report aims to elucidate the circumstances and drivers for change, in the hope that it may provide useful understanding for the contemporary context in other Asian markets facing problems with wildlife trade. Additionally, this study critically reviewed the status… 
Transnational norms and governing illegal wildlife trade in China and Japan: elephant ivory and related products under CITES
Abstract This article seeks to determine why the illegal wildlife trade is still flourishing in China despite the country’s adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of
Taking a more nuanced look at behavior change for demand reduction in the illegal wildlife trade
The illegal wildlife trade threatens the future of many species, and undermines economies and livelihoods. Conservationists have largely responded with supply‐side interventions, such as antipoaching
‘When the Buying Stops, the Killing Can, too’: Wildlife Trafficking and Demand Reduction
Demand reduction campaigns are a relatively new way of stemming instances of wildlife trafficking. Such campaigns involve attempting to decrease the desire to purchase trafficked products, and to
Effect of the CITES trade ban on preferences for ivory in Japan
This paper characterizes the ivory demand in Japan, formerly, the largest consumer country of ivory, by imports of worked ivory since 1970. During the entire period, the preference parameters, each
Making more Effective Use of Human Behavioural Science in Conservation Interventions
Abstract Conservation is predominantly an exercise in trying to change human behaviour – whether that of consumers whose choices drive unsustainable resource use, of land managers clearing natural


The South Africa - Viet Nam rhino horn nexus
This document summarizes TRAFFIC’s comprehensive overview of events and dynamics currently driving an escalating illicit trade in rhino horns from South Africa to Viet Nam. Whilst it is recognized
Elephants in the dust : the African elephant crisis : a rapid response assessment
The African elephant, the largest remaining land mammal on the planet, is facing the greatest crisis in decades. Reports of mass elephant killings in the media vividly illustrate the situation across
Illegal killing for ivory drives global decline in African elephants
This work combines field-based carcass monitoring with fine-scale demographic data from an intensively studied wild African elephant population in Samburu, Kenya, to partition mortality into natural and illegal causes and provides the most comprehensive assessment of illegal ivory harvest to date.
Species Trade and Conservation Rhinoceroses Assessment of Rhino Horn as a Traditional Medicine a Report Prepared for the Cites Secretariat by Kristin Nowell on Behalf of Traffic
Pursuant to CITES Project No. S-389, the Secretariat concluded a contract with TRAFFIC in March 2012 to produce an overview report summarizing relevant information on the current usages of rhinoceros
Saiga Antelope trade: global trends with a focus on South-East Asia
The aim of this project, which was commissioned by the CITES Secretariat, was to compile up-to-date information on current trade in Saiga products and derivatives, focusing on some key areas. These
Interpretation and implementation of the Convention Species trade and conservation issues
b) request the Working Group on the Bigleaf Mahogany and Other Neotropical Timber Species to incorporate, as a part of its activities and in the context of the present Decision, an analysis of
African elephant status report 2007 : an update from the African elephant database
The African Elephant Database is a spatial database used to store, manage, analyze and disseminate information on the distribution and abundance of elephant populations on the African continent, in
African elephant database 1998
The African elephant is the largest living land mammal. It once inhabited most of the continent, from the Mediterranean coast down to its south tip. This picture of elephant range today is one of
Japan, the West, and the whaling issue: understanding the Japanese side
This article examines the current dispute over whaling from the perspective of Japan, a country that is fiercely protective of its right to whale. It outlines the key role played by transnational
Elephant Destiny: Biography Of An Endangered Species In Africa
An illuminating history of one of the earth's most magnificent creatures-and a passionate plea to save it from extinction. For thousands of years, the majestic elephant has roamed the African