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ivory

exceptionally hard dentine which forms the tusks of elephants, walruses, hippopotami and some other animals.
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IFAW invited people to surrender their own ivory to be destroyed as part of a campaign to close the UK's ivory market and save this iconic species from the threat of extinction.
The former Metropolitan police commissioner, Lord Hogan-Howe, warned in a House of Lords debate that the current legislation was "fuelling demand for ivory and providing a hiding place for illegal modern ivory to be laundered through the legal market".
Stop the Ivory regional technical adviser Winnie Kiiru said Martin's dedication was highly valued within conservation cycles.
Only ivory hunted before 1990 is allowed to be traded when it is accompanied by a pre-convention certificate, but trade in "pre-convention" ivory has been thriving in China and Hong Kong since 1975.
This public mobilization campaign aimed to strengthen attitudes against purchasing ivory.
There is no reason that collectors, dealers, or museums who want to acquire, trade in, or exhibit historical artworks made from ivory should not also be deeply concerned for the future of the elephant and its habitats.
The UK also makes legal shipments of antiques to Asia, helping supply the world's largest ivory markets which are driving the poaching crisis.
They say ivory goods are sold openly in Laos, despite the country's pledge to curb wildlife trafficking.
In the US, which has largely banned its domestic ivory trade, more than 2,000 items were found to be on sale in an examination of six major online auction sites and marketplaces.
The UK exported more than three-and-a-half times as many ivory items during the period than the next highest exporter, the US.
Sixguns are often found that were heavily used, with hardly any finish left but still having stocks of ivory or pearl in excellent shape.
Twelve years after Merchant's death, Ivory, who at 88 is still active in film, is happy about the restoration, which comes from Cohen Media Group, who acquired 30 Merchant Ivory Productions films for restoration and re-release under Ivory's watchful eye (in this case, in collaboration with original Maurice cinematographer Pierre Lhomme.