Museums are vital to this discussion, too: in the current climate it is not inconceivable that their holdings of historic ivories
will come in for criticism.
He added that the highlight of the celebration of June as an Environment Month will mark the Philippines' campaign to raise regional awareness against illegal trade of ivories
She said the haul will be crushed using a road roller and burned in front of anti-ivory trade advocates next week as the country works to shed its image as a major transport hub for illegal ivories.
It cited the Philippines as among nine countries considered as "priority concerns" because they were used as a smuggling hub for illegal ivories, Lim said.
'Most of the old ivories are heirlooms,'" Lina said.
"Collectors and dealers share photographs of their ivories on Flickr and Facebook.