Business as Usual: A review of the regulatory systems in Japan to control domestic trade in elephant ivory

Business as Usual: A review of the regulatory systems in Japan to control domest

The objective of this review is to re-examine the regulatory framework of Japan's domestic trade control over elephant ivory tusks and their products, as well as to deliver recent findings and new perspectives to the discussions at SC54, where Japan is proposing itself to be a designated a "trading partner" for the one-off ivory stockpile sales conditionally agreed in Santiago in 2002. A fact-finding trip in August/September 2006 was made by the author to collate the latest available information from relevant government agencies, NGOs that have engaged in this issue and other stakeholders in Japan.

Experts

Azzedine Downes,IFAW President and CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer
Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, Director, France and Francophone Africa
Director, France and Francophone Africa
Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Dr. Joseph Okori
Regional Director, Southern Africa and Program Director, Landscape Conservation
Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Chief of Staff, International Fund for Animal Welfare
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
Jeffrey Flocken, Regional Director, North America
Regional Director, North America
Kelvin Alie, Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
Vice President for Conservation and Animal Welfare
Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Manager, IFAW Washington, D.C.
Campaigns Manager, IFAW Washington, D.C.
Country Representative, Germany
Country Representative, Germany
Tania McCrea-Steele, Global Wildlife Cybercrime Project Lead, IFAW UK
Global Wildlife Cybercrime Project Lead, IFAW UK
Vivek Menon, Director of IFAW partner, Wildlife Trust of India
Senior Advisor to the CEO on Strategic Partnerships & Philanthropy