Jun 10, 2022

Elephant tusk ivory sold on eBay a decade after self-imposed ban

"These are unique to ivory," said Dr Cox.Investigators and law enforcement officers have long employed these visual techniques to identify illegal ivory, both in seizures of the material and when they are investigating the online trade. In a statement responding to the BBC's findings, eBay said that it had been working to tackle the illegal trade in elephant ivory for nearly a decade. The ivory trade experts who started this investigation pointed out that they tracked 500 eBay sales of ivory to completion over just three months in 2018. Laws on the ivory trade differ from country to country. On Monday, the UK brought into force what it called "One the toughest bans on elephant ivory sales in the world".

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