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2016-09-08

East Asian seizure



Inventory No. BfN Project

Info edge Notes
This case refers to a shipment exported illegally from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It was seized in East Asia in early 2012, when the customs department discovered 931.7 kg (363 pieces) of ivory. Out of this seizure 10 samples were selected and analyzed to find out from which geographical area the carved ivory might derive from.

No. Id. Location Lat./Lon. Quality Most probable year of death
1 Malawi, Rhumpi, Vwasa Marsh Game Reserve
Southern Africa
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-11.03 / 33.50
uncertain
2 Tanzania, Gebirgswald im Ngorongoro
East Africa
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-3.21 / 35.46
good fit
3 Malawi, Rhumpi, Vwasa Marsh Game Reserve
Southern Africa
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-11.02 / 33.45
uncertain
4 Tanzania, Gebirgswald im Ngorongoro
East Africa
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-3.21 / 35.46
good fit
5 Tanzania
East Africa
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-7.20 / 35.33
uncertain
6 Southern Zambia
Southern Africa
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-12.17 / 32.14
uncertain
7 Southern Selous Ligombe Camp Tanganyika Wildlife Safari
East Africa
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-12.40 / 37.70
moderate fit
8 Tanzania, Gebirgswald im Ngorongoro
East Africa
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-3.00 / 35.46
good fit
9 Tanzania, Gebirgswald im Ngorongoro
East Africa
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-3.00 / 35.46
good fit
10 Mozambique
Southern Africa
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-18.66 / 34.34
uncertain
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