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This is incredibly hard to police as without carbon dating testing all ivory items that are for sale it is very difficult to positively identify which pieces are antique and which are not.
However, if you try and move the ivory across an international border, you are likely to be breaking the law and could find that you have your items confiscated and may face a court appearance, be fined and get a criminal record.
You may also spot stains and brush marks used to give an artificial ageing effect.
These techniques can also sometimes be applied to modern ivory to make it look antique.
An ivory surrender allows members of the public to send IFAW any unwanted items of ivory.
We will either destroy the items sent to us or use them for educational purposes in support of our important work against the ivory trade.