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ivory

exceptionally hard dentine which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses, hippopotami and some other animals.
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But it would be naive for anyone with an interest in historical ivories, whether scholarly or commercial, not to acknowledge that such artefacts have nevertheless been drawn into ethical and legal debates about animal welfare.
1 tonnes that were seized in 2005 and 2009, will be kept at a government vault, to be used for educational material and as evidences against already identified illegal traders of blood ivories, said Paje.
It cited the Philippines as among nine countries considered as "priority concerns" because they were used as a smuggling hub for illegal ivories, Lim said.