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Ivory is composed of dentin from a variety of large terrestrial and marine mammals, with around eighty percent of the world’s supply sourced from the tusks of the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) and African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis). However, this has contributed to the African elephant population falling from around 4 million to just 415,000 over the course of the last seventy years and, as a result, the United States and the world’s primary ivory fashioning center and consumer market, China, have stated that they will enact a total ban on the import and export of elephant ivory for their respective countries.

Ivory can also be sourced from the tusks (external) of Asiatic elephants and narwhals, as well as teeth (internal) of hippopotamuses and sperm whales. In addition, an estimated 150 million buried Siberian mammoths provide an increasingly important supply of ethically-sourced material for the Chinese market.

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