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6 Souvenirs You Should Never Take Home

by Kayla Becker | September 26, 2016

6. Ivory

Ivory may be beautiful, but it comes from the tusks of endangered African and Asian elephants, whose populations are declining rapidly. Though the trade of ivory has been banned since 1989, illegal poaching is still a major concern. Be sure that the cute white figurine you're eyeing is just a harmless lookalike and not actually made of ivory. And don't believe the seller if he says an ivory figure is "antique" — it’s still illegal to transport.

Kayla Becker

Kayla Becker is a New York City-based contributor to ShermansCruise and the assistant editor for the site.

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