Lag times for ivory originating in East Africa are shorter, on average, than the lag times for ivory originating in the Tridom region (Cameroon–Gabon–Congo). 90%) was derived from animals that had died less than 3 y before ivory was confiscated.This indicates that the assumption of recent elephant death for mortality estimates of African elephants is correct: Very little “old” ivory is included in large ivory shipments from Africa.The study was published November 7 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Despite efforts to stop the ivory trade, poaching claims an estimated 8 percent of African elephants each year, or around 96 elephants per day. Bans usually allow the sale of ivory that was legally acquired prior to 1976, including heirloom or antique pieces."This work provides for the first time actionable intelligence on how long it's taking illegal ivory to reach the marketplace," says Lesley Chesson, the study's co-author and CEO of Isoforensics, "The answer: Not long at all, which suggests there are very well developed and large networks for moving ivory across Africa and out of the continent." "Apart from the actual killing there's the trade on the ground before it gets to ports, the actual shipments through shipping containers, and then the problem of the demand side," says Thure Cerling, the study's first author and distinguished professor of geology and geophysics. Demand for elephant ivory and other illegal products derived from endangered animals has grown in Asia in recent years, opening a fresh battleground in the struggle against illegal ivory even as U. Confirming the age of those pieces, however, relies on proper documentation.University of Utah geochemists developed a new way to fight poaching of elephants, hippos, rhinos and other animals.Carbon-14 from 1950s and 1960s nuclear weapons tests was and still is deposited in animals' tusks or teeth, and those carbon-14 levels reveal the year an animal died, and thus whether the ivory was taken before or after international bans on ivory trading. University of Utah researchers developed a new weapon to fight poachers who kill elephants, hippos, rhinos and other wildlife. Yes, it can be fun and a great way to meet people but it’s also tricky terrain to travel. Choose photos that represent your personality, not how hot you are Fair enough if you are a sexy, pouty, kitten princess as you preen yourself at your desk Monday morning, but most of us sadly are not.Some guys revel in pyjamas so at least include one natural photo if you are a Netflix-and-Chill-in-a-onesie kinda girl not in-a-corset-no-crotch.
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