Photo: U.S. One of Largest Ivory Markets, New Study Says



Ivory items are displayed for sale in a New York City shop in this undated photo. Some ivory items can be legally sold in the U.S.—for instance, antiques that are more than a hundred years old.

But a new report says that the U.S. is the second-largest retail market for ivory, much of it sold illegally through legal loopholes and lax enforcement.

Photograph © Esmond Martin/Daniel Stiles.


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