Want’s to know if youer Ivory is Legal or Fake – DNA Test

Until recently, it was often impossible to determine whether an ivory carving purchased in, say, Bangkok was made from legally from the tusk of a domesticated Asian elephant or illegally from its African cousin as well it’s harder to determine  the Age of  the Elephant Ivory before 1975 or If it’s Mammoth ivory or Elephant Ivory.

But today a simple DNA test costing a couple of hundred dollars can spot the contraband.

In November, it uncovered a major cache of African ivory in Thailand and led to the arrest of two men.

The evidence for that and other busts was processed at a forensics lab in Ashland, Oregon run by the US government and frequently used for CITES-related cases.

“It is the only one in the world dedicated to serving wildlife crime,” explained Benito Perez, chief law enforcement officer for the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

The same methods were applied in a recent case involving sea turtles, he said.

“We bought products that we suspected were made of protected sea turtle skin, and all we had to do is determine what species it came from,” he said.

But matching requires a reference library of genetic information, which only exists today for a handful of species.

“We have a large database of DNA profiles for elephants, tigers and sturgeon,” the source of caviar, said Sellar.

But for hundreds of other species the database-building groundwork has yet to be done.

In the case of African elephants, which spurred acrimonious debate in Doha and at every CITES meeting in the three decades, DNA fingerprinting has already moved to the next level.

A nugget of ivory can tell University of Washington professor Steve Wasser not only which species of elephant it came from but where in Africa the animal once roamed.

“To track elephants genetically, you have to develop a genetic map of across the entire continent,” Wasser said in an interview.

The least invasive way to do so was by collect dung samples, a project that took nearly a decade.

But two problems remained: genetic variation linked to region was limited, and the standard method for extracting DNA heat damaged its molecular structure.

Wasser looked at so-called “junk DNA,” the 99 percent of genetic material that is not genes. Because these regions are more subject to mutation, he reasoned correctly, minor differences within herds were likely to show up.

Using a liquid nitrogen as a medium, he also found a way to crush the ivory without heating it.

The method revealed recent multi-tonne seizures of ivory in Asia came in significant measure from Tanzania and Zambia.

The findings helped sink proposals in Doha by both countries to carry out one-time sales of ivory stocks, bids based in part on the contention their populations were well managed.

They also showed poaching was concentrated geographically, suggesting the involvement of highly-organised crime networks able to execute large-scale raids.

Still, it may be years before DNA testing becomes routine, experts say.

“DNA analysis has major potential, but has not yet had a significant impact — it is difficult to use as a tool a remains pretty costly,” said Holly Dublin, head of the Elephants Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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Special Mammoth Ivory Carving For The Easter – The Last Supper

Mammoth   Ivory Tusk - Last Supper

What an amazing  Mammoth ivory Carving of the well known painting by Leonardo da Vinci – The Last Supper.  we are proud to presents before you the amazing ivory artifacts just in time for the Easter. This Breathtaking Holy artifact was hand carved by IvoryAndArt.com Top  skilled Master Carver To perfection with great respect & totally devotion from the artist to the Holy creation he carved on the High quality Mammoth ivory tusk.

Take a good look how the Holiness of the carvings is combined with the Preciousness of the Mammoth ivory Tusk . They are both symbolized  the fragrance of the history; one aged 400 years while the other is symbolized 10,000 years of creation.

Take a good look how the Master Carver Combined the Natural look of the Mammoth Ivory Tusk in the  back of the tusk – That give you the feeling that you own piece of the world creation & in the front you own the Holy Carving of Jesus  Last Supper.

This carved Tusk is made of 100% genuine Mammoth Ivory Tusk. The extinct woolly Mammoth roamed the earth before 10,000-40,000 years ago. Today we can found Mammoth ivory tusk in the arctic regions like Siberia in Russia.

Mammoth ivory Tusks are absolutely legal worldwide.

You can read more about Mammoth Ivory in our education Center.

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  • Understanding Mammoth Ivory
  • Mammoth ivory as International Free Trade merchandise
  • Caring for Mammoth Ivory
  • Basic differences between Elephant ivory and mammoth ivory
  • For how long will mammoth ivory be available?
  • Where does mammoth ivory lay buried?
  • Measurements of the Wood Stand: W: 35Cm/ 13.8′ In , H: 6 CM/ 2.4′ In

    Measurements:
    In Centimeters:
    Width: 30.0 Cm, Height: 14.0 Cm , Length: 3.0 Cm
    In Inches:
    Width: 12 In, Height: 6 In , Length: 1 In

    Mammoth Ivory Tusk - Last Supper
    Mammoth Ivory Tusk - Last Supper

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    Mammoth Ivory Tusk - Last Supper
    Mammoth Ivory Tusk - Last Supper
    Mammoth Ivory Tusk - Last Supper
    Mammoth Ivory Tusk - Last Supper
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    Mammoth Ivory Tusk – Big Foo Lions Scene

    More than 1 Meter long this is an amazing high quality of  High Quality Carved Mammoth Ivory tusk. This is a complete well persevered mammoth ivory carvings of Foo-Dogs  Scenery with Hu

    Mammoth Ivory Tusk - foo Dogs

    mammoth ivory tusk - Look at the V Shape angles

    ge Pearl Ball in the middle of the tusk wrap with decoration strap. We can notice with some antique money carved as well several times all over the tusk.

    This is really a breathtaking Mammoth Ivory Tusk that was hand carved by Top Skilled Master Carver To perfection.

    This Mammoth Ivory Tusk is carved out from 100% genuine Mammoth Ivory Tusk – We can notice at the picture on the left(Click to enlarge it) that the  Schreger lines in Mammoth ivory are smaller than 90 degrees- this is indication that this is a  Mammoth Ivory Tusk & Not Elephant Tusk. We can notice at the Schreger line at that picture very easily. Read More about  Mammoth Ivory.
    The Foo Dogs which is believed to have powerful mythic protective powers that has traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, temples, emperors’ tombs, government offices, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), until the end of the empire in 1911.The Master Carver Hand Carved Huge Pearl Globe in the Middle of the Tusk that represents “Flower of life” while some other lions of Foo holding antique money that presents prosperity, wealth & Success.

    Mammoth ivory TUSKS are absolutely legal worldwide.

    You can read more about Mammoth Ivory at IvoryAndArt.com education Center.

    Height of the customized wood stand ONLY!: 15.5′ In,40′ Cm .

    Want to know all about Mammoth ivory?

  • Understanding Mammoth Ivory
  • Mammoth ivory as International Free Trade merchandise
  • Caring for Mammoth Ivory
  • Basic differences between Elephant ivory and mammoth ivory
  • For how long will mammoth ivory be available?
  • Where does mammoth ivory lay buried?
  • Measurements:
    In Inches:
    Width: 43.0 In, Height: 25.5 In , Length: 3.0 In
    In Centimetres:
    Width: 109 Cm, Height: 65 Cm , Length: 8 Cm

    Mammoth   Ivory tusk -   Foo Dogs Scene - Big
    Mammoth   Ivory tusk -   Foo Dogs Scene - Big
    Mammoth   Ivory tusk -   Foo Dogs Scene - Big
    Mammoth   Ivory tusk -   Foo Dogs Scene - Big
    Mammoth   Ivory tusk -   Foo Dogs Scene - Big
    Mammoth   Ivory tusk -   Foo Dogs Scene - Big
    Mammoth   Ivory tusk -   Foo Dogs Scene - Big
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