What: Coral necklace Where you can buy it: Caribbean, Central America, Pacific Islands Why it is banned: Pink coral is protected under CITES II. Some unreputable stores will dye the pink sea life red, a legal type of coral. Threats include over harvesting for the aquarium and jewelry trade, recreational divers, habitat degradation, rising ocean temperatures and pollution. Exemption: Possible personal baggage exemption; CITES permit required.
What: Coral necklace Where you can buy it: Caribbean, Central America, Pacific Islands Why it is banned: Pink coral is protected under CITES II. Some unreputable stores will dye the pink sea life red, a legal type of coral. Threats include over harvesting for the aquarium and jewelry trade, recreational divers, habitat degradation, rising ocean temperatures and pollution. Exemption: Possible personal baggage exemption; CITES permit required. Doug Kapustin The Washington Post
What: Coral necklace Where you can buy it: Caribbean, Central America, Pacific Islands Why it is banned: Pink coral is protected under CITES II. Some unreputable stores will dye the pink sea life red, a legal type of coral. Threats include over harvesting for the aquarium and jewelry trade, recreational divers, habitat degradation, rising ocean temperatures and pollution. Exemption: Possible personal baggage exemption; CITES permit required. Doug Kapustin The Washington Post

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