How Japanese media have failed endangered species

| Dec 3, 2016

How Japanese media have failed endangered species

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In October, a new documentary produced by Leonardo DiCaprio premiered on Netflix. “The Ivory Game” is a dramatic study of the illegal trade in elephant tusks that includes conservationists battling poachers, investigative journalists following the money trail and black market merchants in China. Experts ...

Jan 27, 2016

Yahoo Japan defends online ivory sales as criticism grows

Yahoo Japan said Wednesday it is strengthening policing of illegal ivory on its online commerce site as criticism grows it is supporting a trade that fuels the slaughter of wild elephants. A spokeswoman for the company said it prohibits sales of raw ivory and ...

DNA analysis of tusks, dung pinpoints Africa poaching hot spots

Jun 19, 2015

DNA analysis of tusks, dung pinpoints Africa poaching hot spots

A DNA analysis of elephant tusks seized from poachers has revealed two main hotspots for the crime in Africa, a finding that could point law enforcement in the direction of the top criminal networks, a study showed. The examination involved taking genetic samples from ...