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Ivory regulations proposed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

In July 2015, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service proposed ivory regulations intended to curb poaching of African elephants and other species. The regulations would prohibit most U.S. interstate commerce in African elephant ivory and further restrict commercial exports, resulting in a near-total ban on the domestic commercial trade of African elephant ivory. The regulations include specific, limited exceptions for certain pre-existing manufactured items such as musical instruments, furniture pieces, and firearms that contain less than 200 grams of ivory, as well as antiques (as defined by the Endangered Species Act). For more information, visit www.fws.gov/international/pdf/ african-elephant-4d-proposed-changes.pdf.

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Title Annotation:NEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
Publication:The Journal of Gemmology
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Sep 1, 2015
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