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Conserving the Nature of America

A black tablecloth with many ivory sculptures and jevelry
Enforcing wildlife laws helps protect threatened and endangered species such as elephants.
Credit: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

More Convictions for Big Apple Illegal Ivory Sales

A cooperative Service/State investigation of illegal ivory sales in New York City has secured a guilty plea from a Manhattan-based jewelry wholesaler and its owner on state charges of illegal commercialization of wildlife. Penalties include a $10,000 donation to the Wildlife Conservation Society for use in elephant conservation programs around the world and the forfeiture of $30,000 worth of ivory. Two other companies doing business in the city pleaded guilty to similar charges last year. 

Press release
Northeast Region Office of Law Enforcement

Published on: Thursday, March 21,2013

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