Taking the Elephant out of Ivory

An elegantly carved piece of tagua. Tiger’s Eye Imports is a wholesale, ethical company featuring hand-carved artisan crafts.
Two raffia necklaces made by Andrea and Ba’aka workers.
  1. Bolongaro, Kait. “How an obscure seed is helping save the elephant.” BBC News. March 23, 2017. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39333386
  2. Amstrong, Wayne. “Vegetable Ivory: Saving Elephants & the Rain Forest.” Wayne’s Word. Updated July 12, 2010. http://waynesword.palomar.edu/pljan99.htm
  3. Andrea Turkalo, interview by Raina Kamrat, July 27, 2017.
  4. National Geographic. 2015. “Who Buys Ivory? You’d be Surprised”. Published August 12. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150812-elephant-ivory-demand-wildlife-trafficking-china-world/

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