Corals illegally sold

Is US-based Shell Horizons selling illegal Philippine Corals?

@xxxriainxxx a Filipino based in Vietnam wrote on twitter, “US company selling Phils. corals WHOLESALE. This is ILLEGAL! http://bit.ly/hqDyvQ @cocoy @chuckiedreyfus @MsLeaSalonga @govph.” The company’s webpage says it is the “largest wholesaler of quality Seashells and Corals.” @xxxriainxx sent another tweet saying, “@momblogger: Someone in my wall says “They are all exported with BFAR clearance. I have the list if you like.”.. http://on.fb.me/fZt8Ti

Corals are on the list of endangered species. Selling corals according to @xxxriainxxx is a violation of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species, of which the Philippines is a signatory.

Images from Shell Horizons appear to be from the Philippines, and images from 2005. The company also claims to have sold a Christmas tree made of Coral shells to the White House.

A quick “whois,” identifying the owners of the domain revealed that this particular domain was first created in 1997 and its registrar is Network Solutions.

Is Shell Horizons violating the Law?

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