Kotsumeka otter to ban international trade Strict line of sight in the Japanese market is 9:23 on August 27
A proposal to ban Kotsumeka otter's international trade in principle was passed by a committee of the Conference of the Parties to the Washington Convention in Geneva, Switzerland. The conclusion of the committee will be finalized as it is at the general meeting on the 28th, and it is likely that an increasingly harsh gaze will be directed to the Japanese market where otters are popular as pets.
The Conference of the Parties to the Washington Convention, which regulates international trade in endangered wildlife, began in Geneva, Switzerland from 17th of this month. Proposals to prohibit international trade for otters in principle and commercial ivory Proposals to ban transactions have been deliberated by each committee.
In the committee meeting held on the 26th, a proposal submitted by India, Nepal, and others to ban the international trade of Kotsumeka otter was deliberated.
Prior to this, a proposal to ban the international trade of velvet otters submitted by Bangladesh, India, etc. was approved on the 25th. It is expected to be.
Otter is gaining popularity as a pet in Japan, but smuggling from Southeast Asia has become a major problem. If international transactions are banned in principle this time, it is likely that an increasingly strict line of sight will be given to the Japanese market.