US - one of the biggest ivory markets

Old May 6th, 2008, 06:37 AM
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US - one of the biggest ivory markets

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...-us-ivory.html
 
Old May 6th, 2008, 08:17 AM
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Problem is evident when all the adds on the National Geographic page are for Ivory trade!

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service does a great job, in 2006 they inspected over 183,000 incoming shipments and conducted an additional 15,000 investigations for violations of Endangered species and other wildlife protection acts. But when there is money to be made and demand for illegal activities you can't stop it all, hopefully with education demand will decrease because enforcement will never catch it all.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 11:35 AM
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are you serious about ivory adds in NG???

i fully agree: it always comes down to education! not only in view to wildlife but also politics, raising children etc. etc.
 
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Pippa: yes, scroll the page down below the article and on the right they have the Sponsored Ads and all 3 showing are for Ivory buying & selling.

It's just bad luck for National G as they are Google Ads which must find the relevant topic and attempt to place related ads, ironically what pops up is what your organization probably does not want there. I believe hunting ads pop up on National G's webcam frequently as well.
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I just see ads for Ivory Coast Travel Info, Eastern Cape Safaris and Ivory Pearl Jewelry, and it looks like “ivory pearl” isn’t ivory, but just a kind of pearl.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 12:15 PM
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What a surprise!
 
Old May 6th, 2008, 12:27 PM
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Now there were Art Deco Sculptures of bronze and ivory.
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It must be different for everyone and perhaps you Europeans are not targeted like the #2 USA Ivory market because all 3 times I have opened the article I have the same ads which I am pasting below.

Buy/Sell Elephant Ivory
We Buy & Sell PreBan Elephant Ivory Elephant Ivory For Artisans
www.ElephantIvoryTusks.com

Buy/Sell Elephant Ivory.
We buy and sell ivory for crafters Inlays, knives, cue sticks, etc
www.cuecomponents.com

Ivory
Browse a huge selection now. Find exactly what you want today.
www.eBay.com
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I get the same ads as PB.
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The article is unsettling. The ads--and I see 3 of them--are outrageous. The targeting is just plain sad.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:02 PM
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Here in SA we see no ads on the NG page. They must be input from your ISP, why don't you ask how they appear.
 
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Here in India, no ivory adverts either ...... instead there are google ads for travel companies.
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Ivory Coast Travel Info
NYTimes.com has advice, articles and more for your trip to Africa
travel.nytimes.com
Ivory
Find practical business information on ivory.
www.allbusiness.com
Unique Jewelry
Mammoth Ivory, Amber and Fossils One of a kind jewelry for sale
NaturalCreations.net
Art Deco Sculptures
We have a wide variety of bronze and ivory art deco sculptures.
www.empiregallery.net
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Old May 7th, 2008, 12:24 PM
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thank you PB
there is no ads on the european site.

i consider it a scandal that NG must allow such contradiction.
 
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I do not think it is NG, I think it is the ISP, but I cannot ask, that is down to those who get these messages on their screens.
 
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Tonight I see nothing but travel related Google ads. The only ivory ad that’s popped up here was the one with art deco sculptures. It definitely must be an American thing.
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No, it is Google. They can target ads based on country of the ISP.
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They are sponsored links, Ads by Google. I'm in the U.S., and I have all links to the Ivory trade as well. Here's what I gotL

Buy/Sell Elephant Ivory.
We buy and sell ivory for crafters Inlays, knives, cue sticks, etc
www.cuecomponents.com

Ivory
Browse a huge selection now. Find exactly what you want today.
www.eBay.com


Ivory Tusks
Looking for Ivory Tusks? Find exactly what you want today.
shopping.yahoo.com

Two of the links are the same one's PB got.
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P.S. I should have said Welcome Home, Bill. How was your trip?
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Thank you, pippa, for forwarding the very interesting article. Startling news.
I also got the same ads as PB. I am sure that National Geographic was unaware that such ads were running with this article. They are surely automatically generated by the content, by some source outside of NG (I'm sure many of you understand how Internet ads work much better than I do, because I know nothing about this sort of thing).
Anyhow, I messaged National Geographic about the ads and got a personal reply, saying my email had been forwarded to the reporter. I think the reporter, Kelly Hearn, would be dismayed in knowing that such ads appeared alongside the story, but I think he or she would want to know.
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