The Luscious Tagua of Ecuador

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For about three decades now, the use of ivory for decorative figurines and jewelry has been frowned upon by society for a good reason: elephants and rhinos have been dying out. Thankfully, more and more people are becoming aware of the high number of unnecessary, violent animal deaths it takes to create things that are more of a luxury than a need. The world is in need of an alternative to ivory and this is where the luscious tagua of Ecuador comes into play.