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New Forensic Technique May Help Track Illegal Ivory

July 1, 2013

News thumbnail A new method for dating elephant ivory, described in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could make it easier to enforce the international ban on ivory and save the African elephant from extermination, say researchers. The method might also be applied to endangered rhinoceroses and other wildlife. Full Story

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