MENU 日本語 English Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wildlife Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wildlife Japan’s Position on the Use of Ivory What is Ivory? Population and Distribution of African Elephants The History of Ivory Use in Japan Japan’s Regulation on Domestic Ivory Trade and Restrictions on Taking Ivory Outside of Japan Adoption of Conf. 10.10 “Trade in Elephant Specimens” and Its Summary Japan’s Efforts to Achieve the Objectives of CITES (MIKE Program) Japan's View on Domestic Ivory Market in Japan, Poaching and Illegal Trade What is CITES? What is CITES? Case studies on the benefits of Appendix Ⅱ listing Discussions at the Conference of the Parties and Japan's Efforts Act on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Act on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Regulations and Procedures for Transfers, etc. Regulations and Procedures for Capture, etc. Conventions and Agreements for Protection of Migratory Birds FAQ CLOSE MOE CITES and the Act on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora of Japan FAQ FAQ Q1. Do you have any materials that provide details on elephant tusk/ivory trade and ownership transfer? A1. An outline of the scheme to control elephant tusk/ivory trade can be found on this page. For our position regarding the use of elephant tusks and ivory, please refer to this FAQ page [PDF 400KB]. Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan (JCN1000012110001) Godochosha No. 5, Kasumigaseki 1-2-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975, Japan. Location Tel: +81-(0)3-3581-3351 Copyright © Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan. All rights reserved.