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A new (old) source for ivory

The ivory trade historically involved hunting large mammals, mostly in Africa, to obtain their tusks, but as the practice led to the near extinction of several endangered animals has led to increased international efforts to limit the trade. Now, in what is considered by some to be an ethical way to obtain ivory, ancient mammoth burials are being sought across Siberia to fuel the ivory demand in China. View this photo essay of the mammoth hunters


New gold rush: ivory hunters dig for woolly mammoths in Siberia

By Amos Chappel for RFE/RL

The Guardian

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