More on ivory: resisting the law of unintended consequences
There is evidence that, little by little, the Fish & Wildlife Service is coming to appreciate that those who study, display in museums, and collect works of art that happen to be made of (or incorporate) ivory are equally committed to the protection of endangered species. It is also increasingly understood that these are not contradictory positions. It is to be hoped that some common ground will be found between the conservation lobby and those involved with historic works of art at today’s Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking Public Meeting in Washington.
For a view on some of the issues surrounding ivory, see the link below: