In a promising new report, Teetering on the Brink: Japan’s online ivory trade, TRAFFIC finds that trade in ivory has dropped by as much as 100% this year on Japan’s largest online ivory trading platform, Yahoo Japan.

This report identifies a range of possibilities. It does so by pointing out domestic and international issues that are the driving forces for social change, and referring to strategies and roadmaps put forward by governments and a range of organisations.

FAO published a new study on forest-related disasters that will help contribute to the development of effective responses for future incidents.

Exotic wild animals are being smuggled into Japan and once past Customs border controls, continue to be legally sold as pets finds a new TRAFFIC report, Crossing the red line: Japan’s exotic pet trade. The study also highlights the potential for the exotic pet trade to facilitate the transmission of zoonotic diseases.

Powered by data flows, digitalization has become crucial for the seamless functioning of economies and societies. Countries, however, can have concerns that once data moves abroad it will not be treated the same as at home. Jurisdictions do not trust each other to act appropriately on data governance.

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the link between zoonotic diseases – those transmitted from animals to humans – and wildlife markets into sharp focus.

As coronavirus continues to spread, doctors and healthcare systems are facing a multitude of challenges at all stages of the pandemic.

The Asia-Pacific country profiles provide a snapshot of the energy policy highlights of the ESCAP regional member states.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has already brought considerable human suffering and major economic disruption.

This Business Plan describes the main objectives and activities of the Mercury Waste Management Partnership Area of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Mercury Partnership.

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