DOINews: USFWS Applauds 'Antiques Roadshow' for Ending Appraisals of Carved Elephant Tusks

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A tower of ivory tusks waits to be destroyed during the Service's Ivory Crush in November 2013. Photo by Gavin Shire, USFWS.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe called the recent move by Antiques Roadshow to stop showing appraisals of carved ivory tusks "a significant step forward in ensuring that U.S. consumers don't contribute to the current global crisis in African elephant poaching and illegal trade of elephant ivory." Antiques Roadshow is a strong partner in explaining how antiques can add to illegal wildlife trafficking by feeding consumer demand for elephant ivory and other wildlife products.

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Submitted by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

June 10, 2014

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