Siberian explorer Bernard Buigues stands near the tusks of a 23,000-year-old mammoth that rests in a block of ice after being unearthed. Mammoth husks are a hot item since the ban on elephant ivory in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Russian mammoth ivory hunt grows in face of elephant tusk ban – but can it help save Africa’s endangered herds?

Adventurers in northern Russia are on the hunt for ivory from extinct woolly mammoths in the melting permafrost. Once excavated, the tusks are sold to dealers in Hong Kong as a replacement for elephant ivory

Topic |   Ivory trade in Hong Kong and China

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Siberian explorer Bernard Buigues stands near the tusks of a 23,000-year-old mammoth that rests in a block of ice after being unearthed. Mammoth husks are a hot item since the ban on elephant ivory in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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