Isotope data strengthens suspicions of ivory stockpile theft

A new study uses carbon isotope science to show that marked tusks in a seized ivory shipment were more than 30 years old and likely had found their way from a guarded government stockpile into the hands of illegal ivory traders. The results suggest that governments that maintain ivory stockpiles may want to take a closer look at their inventory.A new study uses carbon isotope science to show that marked tusks in a seized ivory shipment were more than 30 years old and likely had found their way from a guarded government stockpile into the hands of illegal ivory traders. The results suggest that governments that maintain ivory stockpiles may want to take a closer look at their inventory.

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